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A Peckham man was charged on Wednesday with child destruction and inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent after a horrific attack on a pregnant woman walking through the streets. The 21-year-old woman, who has yet to have her name released, was 32 weeks pregnant.
The attack took place in the Peckam neighborhood in south London, on Monday night. No information regarding how the attack took place or the injuries sustained by the woman has been released. According to authorities, the young woman called the London Ambulance Service; however, they never showed up.
Over one hour later, local police found the woman in the street and took her to a nearby hospital. The unborn child was said to have died just a few hours later. According to hospital officials, the woman is still in critical condition.
The service issued a formal apology stating a service member assessed the situation as a “lower priority call.” The pregnant woman’s call was made at 20:16 BST, but the London Metropolitan Police arrived at her location at 21:25 BST.
The suspect, 20-year-old Kevin Wilson, is currently being held by police. He is due in court later Thursday.
By Alex Lemieux
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