A heavily pregnant teenager had her stomach repeatedly stamped upon by two men as she walked home with her boyfriend in Liverpool. Petrified, she screamed she was pregnant at the two thugs in an attempt to protect the life of her baby but they ignored her desperate pleas and continued to boot her in the stomach before robbing her mobile phone and making their get away.
Sophie, who is 33 weeks pregnant, told a Liverpool newspaper: "I don't think it was my mobile phone they were after. They saw that my boyfriend was black and after they saw I was pregnant they attacked us."
The 18 year old and her Partner were taking a shortcut through an alleyway when they were attacked by the two men who left the young father to be suffering with bruised ribs, a broken nose and a black eye.
Sophie told police she was adamant that the attack had to have been racially motivated but Merseyside police officers said they were refusing to deal with the assault as a racially motivated attack because the men didn't use any racist language when they were stamping on her unborn baby and beating her partner to a pulp.
In 2006 black student named Anthony Walker was tragically murdered at a bus stop in Huyton, Liverpool. Walker was waiting for a bus with his white girlfriend when two men, one of whom was the brother of Newcastle Untd footballer Joey Barton, began to racially abuse the couple. Trying to avoid trouble, Walker and his girlfriend walked up the road to a further bus stop. Soon after, they were chased by the men who were armed with an ice axe.
His girlfriend ran away for help only to return to find her Anthony dead with an ice axe in the back of his head.