WHY I CARRY: Gang Beat Woman with Bats as She Gave Birth

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Criminals will always find a way to inflict harm. Thankfully she survived the attack and so did her newborn.

A woman has been attacked with baseball bats and a knife while she was in labour after five masked men broke into her home.

The 22-year-old and her partner were preparing to go to hospital when the gang burst into her house in Beambridge, Basildon, on Monday evening.

Her two-year-old was reportedly asleep upstairs as the attack took place.

“Five men smashed their way into the premises, armed with crowbars, and assaulted the male and female occupants before leaving the scene on foot,” an Essex Police spokeswoman said.

The woman’s 32-year-old partner told the Basildon Echo her contractions were about six minutes apart when he heard glass being smashed.

Read more: news.sky.com

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