Alleged attack: Woman, baby’s fight for life

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A pregnant woman is fighting for life after she was allegedly hit in the head with a rock by a teenager in Perth.

Police said there was a fight at the Waterford Plaza carpark on Manning Rd in Karawara between 7pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday.

“It will be alleged during the altercation, the 17-year-old male threw a rock at the vehicle, which went through the open front passenger-side window, hitting a 30-year-old pregnant woman in the head and causing her to go into cardiac arrest,” police said in a statement on Wednesday.

The woman is in intensive care. Picture: uStockThe woman is in intensive care. Picture: uStock

Police officers and members of the public provided CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived.

She was taken to Royal Perth Hospital where she remains in intensive care.

The boy, from Kensington, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and breaching bail.

Inspector Brett Baddock said the woman was five months’ pregnant and the baby was also fighting for life.

“We have some concerns for both her safety and also the baby,” he told reporters.

“The parties were not known to each other.

“I put it down to quite simply (allegedly) senseless, unprovoked violence, which is unacceptable, and we won’t tolerate it.”

Police said their investigation was ongoing and detectives urged anyone who saw the incident, or who has footage of it, to contact Crime Stoppers.

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