Man who stabbed pregnant woman in the stomach given indefinite hospital order

Nathaniel Robinson has been given an indefinite hospital order for the attack Credit: BPM Media

A mum-to-be was deliberately stabbed in the belly by a man at her home in Birmingham.

Even after the woman told Nathaniel Robinson she was pregnant he continued the attack, deliberately aiming the knife at her stomach.

On May 23 this year he drove to her address in Bournville after arming himself with the knife . She let him in and he then produced the weapon and told her to phone her partner.

When the frightened woman had problems dialling the number Robinson became angry and stabbed at her with the knife, some of the blows missing and hitting furniture.

Neighbours were alerted by her screams who phoned the police who forced their way into the property.

The woman, who was five weeks pregnant, was taken to hospital and treated for her wounds. Her and her unborn child suffered no lasting injuries.

It is thought that Robinson knew the victim and her partner and had previously had some kind of falling out with them in the past.After the attack, Robinson attempted to go on the run abroad but was caught by the police.

Robinson, 25, of Corry Croft, Bournville, who had previously admitted wounding with intent and possessing a knife, was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order in a secure hospital at Birmingham Crown Court.

He was also given an indefinite restraining order banning him from having any contact with the victim.

Recorder Steven Evans said that although Robinson was mentally unwell at the time the offence still involved planning and he poses a risk to others.

He said:

After the attack, Robinson attempted to go on the run abroad but was caught by the police.

In a statement the victim said that the attack had cast a shadow over her pregnancy and that she was still worried about the health of her child.

Arvind Sharma, defending, said:

“He is extremely sorry. He does not understand why he has done what he has done.”