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Shocking moment a heavily pregnant mum-to-be walking to work is punched in the head by a woman in a savage attack - before a Good Samaritan and an off-duty cop step in to save her

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 28/05/2019 Alana Mazzoni

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A heavily pregnant woman was allegedly thrown to the ground and repeatedly punched on a street Sydney street as she walked to work. 

The woman, who is 30 weeks pregnant, was walking on Wentworth Avenue, in Surry Hills, Sydney, just before 9am on Tuesday when she was attacked in what police are calling an unprovoked attack. 

The pregnant woman falls to the ground as a man walking past (in black) can be seen intervening to wrestle the alleged attacker away from the victim © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The pregnant woman falls to the ground as a man walking past (in black) can be seen intervening to wrestle the alleged attacker away from the victim An off-duty policeman and a passer-by managed to intervene and stop the assault on the women, woman, 26.

Police allege the woman repeatedly punched the pregnant woman in the head before pulling her hair and ramming her into a power pole. 

a person riding a surf board on a city street: A woman can be seen punching a heavily pregnant victim on Wentworth Avenue in Sydney's inner west on Tuesday morning in an alleged unprovoked attack © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A woman can be seen punching a heavily pregnant victim on Wentworth Avenue in Sydney's inner west on Tuesday morning in an alleged unprovoked attack

Security footage shows the pregnant woman clutching her stomach as she falls to the ground. 

She was then helped to safety by a Good Samaritan who was walking past.  

Her alleged attacker, 28, was then restrained by an off-duty probationary police officer who was also on the scene.    

a group of people walking down the street: The alleged assailant was restrained by an off-duty probationary police officer (in purple) who happened to be walking past during the incident © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The alleged assailant was restrained by an off-duty probationary police officer (in purple) who happened to be walking past during the incident

The woman was arrested and taken to Surry Hills Police Station where she was charged with assault. 

She was refused police bail and appeared in the Central Local Court on Tuesday, where she was remanded in in custody.

The pregnant woman was taken to hospital for medical assessment.

Senior Surry Hills Police have praised the actions of the passerby and intervening police officer.

'The civilian did not hesitate to leap to the rescue of the pregnant woman and we commend his bravery,' Detective Chief Inspector Adam Johnson said.

'We would also like to praise the swift response of the probationary constable who saved the woman from further harm.'  

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