Bako, from Oldham, Greater Manchester was initially charged with child destruction but ahead of his trial pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.Really..?
Miss Helen Veitch added: "A witness described how he swung his arm and punched her in the stomach – very low in the stomach.
''He repeatedly punched in the same area whilst still had his arm around her neck.' She said 'he hit her like a boxer.' She also said it seemed like a targeted strike and that the victim could not move. The witness says she still thinks about how strange it was that he got that low.
''She described the scream omitted by the victim. Another independent witness heard a clapping sound and said such a blow was delivered to him he felt it would have floored him."Well, it's not for want of witnesses that they couldn't pursue the charge, so the only answer left is laziness...
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