Teenager has miscarriage after being attacked by female gang following Euros final

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Beth Newman, 18, suffered a miscarriage after the attack. (SWNS)
Beth Newman, 18, suffered a miscarriage after the attack. (SWNS)

A teenager suffered a miscarriage and was left having seizures after being attacked by a female gang after leaving a pub following the Euros final.

Beth Newman, 18, watched the England vs Italy game at the Quart In A Pint Pot, in Margate, Kent, with her aunt and a friend on 11 July.

Shortly after she left a female stranger accosted her and she was then attacked by up to six women.

Ms Newman was kicked in the head and stomach, which led her to lose her baby.

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Ms Newman having a seizure after being attacked in Margate. (SWNS)
Ms Newman having a seizure after being attacked in Margate. (SWNS)

Ms Newman said: "I walked around past the first girl and was walking back towards the pub walking back to grab my friends, and she just looked me up and down.

"I looked at her back, and she was like 'what the **** are you looking at?' I just calmly said 'what's your problem?'

"I started to walk away and she came up behind me and grabbed my plait, and punched me round the side of my head.

"I tried to defend myself, but before I knew there were just loads of them all on top of me."

She added: "They kicked me in the head and stamped on my head, and kicked me in the stomach, which later caused a miscarriage."

Ms Newman’s mobile phone was also stolen in the attack.

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Ms Newman says the attack has left her “scared” to leave her house or be alone. (SWNS)
Ms Newman says the attack has left her 'scared' to leave her house or be alone. (SWNS)

Her mum Kat Hazelton recalled the moment she was told her daughter was suffering a seizure following an attack, and she raced from her house to the pub.

She said: "It felt like it took hours to get there and when I walked around the corner to see her convulsing really badly, it was such a huge shock.

"Such a traumatising thing to happen to her and to witness. I’ve never been so scared."

Ms Newman was rushed to Margate's QEQM hospital, where she was treated for a head injury and remained for four days.

She added: "I was in and out of seizures on the floor, and in the ambulance.

"I don't remember that whole night. I just remember next day being in hospital and being in so much pain.

"I couldn't move my neck, couldn't walk properly. I was covered in bruises from head to toe – everywhere. It was pretty awful."

Two days after returning home, Ms Newman, who was early on in her pregnancy, began bleeding and tragically found she had miscarried.

A CT scan carried out at the QEQM found no bleeds or fractures to her head, but Ms Newman continued fitting for several days after the attack and is now awaiting an MRI.

She is now on bed-rest and cannot start a job she was due to begin as a carer.

Ms Newman has been left confused by the attack, and the women's motive, and says the assault has left her “scared” to leave her house or be alone.

Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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