Two males convicted for attack which caused the death of an unborn baby

17/12/2015

Kevin Wilson, 22, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons, were convicted today at the Central Criminal Court for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and child destruction.

This relates to an attack on a heavily pregnant woman in the Peckham area on 15th June 2015. They will be sentenced on a date to be confirmed.

The two defendants wore motorcycle helmets during the attack to try and conceal their identities but the victim recognised Wilson, who she had previously had a relationship with. Wilson was the father of the unborn baby and had previously told the victim that he did not want her to have the baby.

Malcolm McHaffie, CPS London Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: "The incomprehensibly evil actions of these two defendants have cruelly snatched away the life of an unborn baby boy who was just weeks away from being brought into the world.

"The evidence showed the attackers' clear intent to inflict as much damage as possible on the unborn child as they viciously targeted the victims stomach by kicking and stamping with great force.

"Not only did this attack fatally injure the unborn baby, it caused life-threatening internal bleeding for the mother. She also suffered fractures to her hand which she was desperately using to try and protect the baby.

"We were able to demonstrate a clear link between the two defendants through telephone evidence which showed they had been in contact a number of times leading up to the attack.

"I would like to thank the victim for her courage in giving evidence against her attackers in this heart-breaking case."