A “shabby racist,” who kicked a Muslim pregnant woman in the stomach outside a Co-op in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury Crown Court heard while she is shouting “I’m pregnant”, leading her miscarrying her baby twins, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
As Samsam Haji-Ali, 34, was left bleeding and lying on the floor after she had been subjected to a violent assault by David Gallacher that caused her to lose her baby twins several weeks later.
Judge Francis Sheridan sentenced Gallacher to three years and seven months in prison after branding him “a thug and a racist to boot”.
Prosecutor Christopher Wing had told the court that Ms Haji-Ali was staying in her car when Gallacher accosted her and said: “You come here with your clown outfit on, you f***ing people, you are the f***ing problem in this place”.
When her husband stepped in, Gallacher broke a wine bottle over his head causing an injury of four inches that need stitches.
Then, Gallacher kept on kicking Ms Haji-Ali’s stomach repeatedly and tried to break the bottle over her head.
The Judge’s ruling
“This lady’s pregnancy was absolutely fine before she attended that shop and the defendant kicked her again in the stomach having been told she was pregnant,” said Judge Sheridan.
“There was a racial element to this attack. The defendant is a shabby racist on the language that he used towards this lady.”
Judge Sheridan added that he believed “the loss of that baby was a direct result of a kick to the stomach of a pregnant woman”.
In addition, He said others can come to conclusion whether the miscarriage was caused by the violent attack.
“It is time you learnt that your vile conduct and abhorrent views are a thing of the past,” Judge Sheriden addressed Gallacher.
“This country will not bow to the views of racists because decent society demands that intolerance is shown to all racists of any sort, however, they chose to express their hatred of others, or dislike of others and the abuse that goes with it.”
Gallacher admitted five counts: two counts of racial assaults causing bodily harm alongside three counts of attacking a police officer during his arrest on 14 September last year.