Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

Press Release: Harriet Harman "shock" at horrific attack on pregnant woman and asks why ambulance didn't come

I am shocked and appalled at the vicious attack on my constituent causing the tragic the loss of her unborn child. She remains critically ill in hospital, and my thoughts are with her and her family.

I am concerned at reports that the London Ambulance service failed to attend at the scene, and that the local police had to take her to hospital over an hour after the attack.

I have written to the Chief Executive of London Ambulance Service urging her to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation.

I know that local residents will be particularly disturbed by this crime in their normally quiet and peaceful neighbourhood. But I hope that the attacker will be convicted so that justice is done for the victim and the community can know that those who committed this crime are behind bars.

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Background

A 21 year old woman who was 32 weeks pregnant was violently assaulted by two masked men at around 8pm on Monday 15th June in Talfourd Place in Peckham, South London. The police arrested a 20 year old man who was charged on the 18th June with child destruction and GBH with intent.

 

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