A “shabby racist” has been jailed for nearly four years for repeatedly 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 as she sat in the car, before kicking her in the stomach despite her shouting ‘I’m pregnant’. He then set upon Mr Sulamain, hitting him across 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’.

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 woman was left rolling around on the floor in agony, and miscarried on August 24 last year. Gallacher will be eligible for automatic parole after serving less than two years in prison and will spend the rest of the term on licence.