Cambridge: Pregnant Woman Slashed In Random Attack
15 December 2013, 05:42
A pregnant woman has been seriously hurt, after being slashed with a blade in what Police say was a random attack in Cambridge.
29 year old Hayley Baker was out buying Christmas presents, when she was attacked in Hertford Street shortly after 8.30pm on Thursday.
The offender then ran off towards Chesterton Lane.
She was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious facial injuries.
Hayley, from Cambridge, said: "There are two cuts from my ear to my chin.
The surgeon said it must have been some sort of razor blade.
I have to go back to hospital again.
The plastic surgeons said it is likely there will be a permanent scar but really I only can think about my baby.
I had just parked up and was walking up the hill when I heard heavy footsteps behind me.
I was listening to an answer phone message and stepped aside for the runner to pass.
I felt something brush my cheek and saw a man dressed in black running past me and ahead.
That's when I felt blood trickling down my face.
It was just so bizarre.
I immediately panicked when I saw all the blood.
I am used to blood being a vet and can be quite rational about it but when it happens to you it's very different.
All I could think about was oh gosh my baby and that she was alright."
Detective Inspector Jamie Stenton said: "This was a nasty attack which appears to have been completely random.
I would urge anyone who has any information or knows who is responsible to call the police as soon as possible."
Anyone with any information is asked to call DI Stenton on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.