Man charged with kicking Muslim woman’s stomach causing death of unborn twins
The face of a man who is accused of kicking an eight-month pregnant woman in the stomach, which caused the death of her unborn twins, has been revealed.
David Gallacher, 37, is accused of carrying out a racially-motivated assault on a Muslim mother-to-be by kicking her in the stomach, outside a Co-op store in Bletchley, Milton Keynes last August.
The sickening attack took place just yards from a mosque that was vandalised by far-right activists in 2013 after it was converted from a pub. The building was firebombed and a pig’s head was thrown on the roof.
Somalian-born Malorie Bantala, 21, who was 32 weeks pregnant, was pushed to the ground by two men in motorbike helmets. They stamped on and kicked her “clearly visible” pregnant stomach, according to detectives.
She had pleaded the attackers to stop the attack, crying out that she was pregnant, says her husband.
Malorie then waited 70-minutes on the ground in agony following the harrowing ordeal for an ambulance that never arrived.
With Malorie’s life also in critical condition, doctors discovered there was no foetal heart beat and the twins had died.
Malorie, along with her friends and family insist that if the ambulance services had responded promptly to the emergency call, they could have saved the babies.
Now Mr Gallacher is to appear in front of magistrates charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm, one count of assault by beating, two counts of racially/religiously aggravated assault, and three counts of assaulting a police officer when he was arrested.
A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “The charges relate to two incidents.
“The first was on Saturday 6th August 2016, when two victims, a 34-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were assaulted and racially abused by a man near the Co-op on Water Eaton Road, Bletchley."
He has also been charged with three counts of assaulting a constable as they arrested a man in a separate incident on 14th September 14 2016.
Gallacher, of no fixed abode, has been bailed to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on 14th March.