A heavily pregnant woman has lost her baby after being repeatedly kicked in the stomach - and stamped on - by two men in the street in a case 'akin to murder'.
The 21-year-old victim, who was 32 weeks into her pregnancy, was attacked by two men wearing motorbike crash helmets in south London.
They pushed her to the ground and repeatedly kicked and stamped on her stomach, killing the unborn baby just eight weeks before it was due.
Police say there is a 'strong chance' the attackers were targeting the woman's unborn child:
Asked whether the victim knew her attackers, Detective Chief Inspector Pack replied:
The young woman remains in a critical condition in intensive care.
The sickening attack happened as the woman walked down a street in Peckham in south London around 8pm on Tuesday evening.
The two men were described as black and aged in their 20s. A 20-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, and remains in custody.
A neighbour, who asked not to be named said:
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 020 8345 3985 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.