Watch: Pregnant Jewish woman brutally beaten on London street

Pregnant Orthodox Jewish woman attacked in Stamford Hill, London, with attacker throwing pillow case over her head and beating her stomach.

David Rosenberg ,

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London Metropolitan Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect wanted in connection with the attack on a pregnant woman last week.

A Jewish woman was assaulted in London’s Stamford Hill neighborhood last Thursday at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Security camera footage from the incident released Monday shows the assailant sneaking up behind the woman, throwing a pillow case over her head, and punching her repeatedly in her stomach.

The victim, a 20-year-old woman from the local Jewish community, is 27 weeks pregnant. She was rushed to London hospital after the attack, and was treated for minor injuries, authorities say.

A police spokesperson said that investigators are probing whether the attack was a hate crime.

“Pregnant woman & her unborn baby survive a horrendous attack after a male suspect attacked her from behind, placed a pillow over her head & punched her in her stomach several times in a vicious unprovoked attack,” the neighborhood watch group Shomrim tweeted.