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WATCH | Pregnant woman attacked in ‘despicable act’

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A heavily pregnant woman has been viciously attacked in an allegedly unprovoked attack in Surry Hills this morning.

Police say the 26-year-old woman was walking to work when a 28-year-old Mount Druitt woman attacked her.

The attacker allegedly pulled the woman’s hair and rammed her into a power pole.

Police tell Ben Fordham the man in the red cap was having a “lovers tiff” with the Mount Druitt woman.

Detective Superintendent Gavin Wood tells Ben an off duty police officer and a member of the public intervened.

“It was a despicable act, it was a very very serious assault.”

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The woman, who is 30 weeks pregnant, was taken to hospital.

Her husband has contacted The Ben Fordham Show and thanked those who came to his wife’s aid. (See full statement below)

“You are heroes,” he writes.

He says the baby is unharmed.

The 28-year-old has been denied bail.

Full statement below:

“We have been informed that the baby of today’s senseless attack victim… is healthy and unharmed.

“The brave mother who used her hands to protect her baby instead of herself is recovering at this stage.

“We thank the Surry Hills Police for their assistance, the medical team at the RPA Hospital for their continued care and the first responders who stopped this barbaric act.

“You are heroes.”