Monday, 7 March 2016

Babur Karamat Raja is accused of attempting to destroy the life of the unborn baby girl after Friday's attack in Sutton Coldfield.
13:25, UK,Monday 07 March 2016
Pregnant woman stabbed - Sutton Coldfield
A man has appeared before Birmingham magistrates accused of repeatedly stabbing his heavily pregnant partner in the street.
Babur Karamat Raja was arrested on Friday after 40-year-old victim Natalie Queiroz suffered multiple wounds to her abdomen.
Her baby was delivered safely later that evening and is said to be doing well in hospital.
She was left in a critical condition and was flown to a hospital by air ambulance.
Passers-by flagged down officers in the Trinity Hill area of Sutton Coldfield after the alleged attack in the busy town centre.
Several members of the public attempted to intervene, two of whom were treated for minor injuries.
The victim's family said: "We'd all like to express our heartfelt thanks to everybody who helped her on Friday afternoon. Your fearlessness and selfless actions saved both their lives and we are overwhelmingly grateful to you all."
Raja is accused of possessing a knife and attempting to destroy the life of the unborn baby girl - and the attempted murders of Ms Queiroz and passer-by John Mitchell, who suffered a hand injury as he tried to intervene.
He has also been charged with assaulting another witness, Anthony Smith.
The 41-year-old of Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, was remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court via video-link on 6 April.