A racist has been jailed for four years for constantly kicking a pregnant Muslim woman in the stomach before she miscarried her unborn twins.
David Gallacher attacked Samsam Haji-Ali and her husband Abdullah Sulamain in the car park of the Co-op in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire in August last year.
The 37-year-old racially abused her when she tried to sit in the car, and kicked her in the stomach in spite of her shouting ‘I’m pregnant’.
He then attacked Mr Sulamain, hitting him on the head.
Prosecutor Christopher Wing said Gallacher told the expectant mother: ‘You come here with your clown outfit on, you f***ing people, you are the f***ing problem in this place’.
The court heard when Mr Sulamain tried to calm Gallacher, he hit him on the head with a wine bottle and bag of ice. He received a four-inch cut, which required stitches.
Sentencing Gallacher, Judge Francis Sheridan said: ‘(He) swung the bottle towards her before he kicked her.
‘She told him she was pregnant, and he continued to kick her again, after he was told she was pregnant.’
The sentence means Gallacher will be eligible for involuntary parole after serving less than two years in prison and will spend the rest of the term on licence.
The woman is heartbroken after losing her twins to a racial attack.
According to the judge, ‘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.
‘There was a racial element to this attack. The defendant is a shabby racist on the language that he used towards this lady.’
He continued: ‘She is left rolling around on the ground in agony and later found there is bleeding before she lost the baby.’
The judge has decided to let the others come to a conclusion whether there’s a need for medical evidence to prove a link between the attack and miscarriage. As though common sense wasn’t enough.
He said he understood that ‘the loss of that baby was a direct result of a kick to the stomach of a pregnant woman’.
Addressing Gallacher, he added: ‘You are a thug and a racist to boot.
‘It is time you learnt that your vile conduct and abhorrent views are a thing of the past.
‘This county 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.’
The judge said he had not awarded compensation in the case because he ‘simply could not put a price on the lost baby’.
Gallacher claimed he was not a racist because he ‘taught himself Muslim’ and speaks to members of the Muslim community.
Gallacher is of no fixed address and appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court, and spoke only to confirm his identity and plead guilty.
He admitted two counts of racially aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and three counts of assaulting a police officer during his arrest on September 14 last year.
He was jailed for three years and seven months for the race attacks, and four months for the officer assaults.
During the arrest, Gallacher was aggressive, spat at officers, and attempted to bite them, telling them he had Hepatitis B.