Pregnant mum miscarries after witnessing brutal gang attack on her husband

Shabaz Shakat, 32. [Image: Birmingham Mail]

A pregnant mother miscarried two days after witnessing a brutal gang attack on her husband.

Shabaz Shakat, 32, was brutally beaten up outside his home in Moseley.

The attack occurred in Wellesley Gardens at around 1pm on Tuesday 2 April.

Four men and one woman attempted to forcibly enter Mr Shakat’s family home in what West Midlands Police have described as a targeted attack.

The gang tried to break in through the front door and had smashed down the back garden gate.

Mr Shakat was two streets during the attack and ran back after being called by his then-pregnant wife.

Upon arrival, the gang were smashing his car before he was confronted and beaten with a metal steering wheel lock, suffering a deep wound to the top of his head.

His terror-stricken wife, who wishes to remain anonymous, was six weeks pregnant at the time and she witnessed her husband get beaten unconscious from the upstairs bedroom window.

Mr Shakat tried to fight off the gang – who are known to him – but he was repeatedly struck with the metal steering wheel lock.

The mum-of-four stayed inside the house for her own safety and went into a state of shock shortly after seeing her husband lying unconscious in a pool of his own blood.

The mum lost her baby at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday 4 April.

Mr Shakat told Birmingham Mail: “I’ve just lost my first baby… My beautiful wife has just miscarried because of this, watching me get battered and left for dead from the upstairs window.

“They tried to burst into my house and battered me to a bloody pulp. I just wanted to defend my house, defend my wife.

“My wife has been through devastating trauma. She has had a miscarriage and she watched me get beaten up from the top of our window in our house by five people.

“I had my head cracked open by a metal bar, which was part of a steering wheel lock. I suffered three broken ribs and I’m lucky I’m alive. They didn’t finish me off.

“We’re devastated, furious, hurt, heartbroken. We’ve been robbed of our little baby, our first together.”

His wife has four young children from her first husband, who died in a car crash in Moseley in 2012.

West Midlands Police have confirmed that a 32-year-old suspect was arrested on Friday 5 April in what officers have described as a “targeted attack”.

A spokesman told BirminghamLive: “Officers are investigating after a man was attacked in Wellesley Gardens in Moseley on Tuesday (2 April).

“The 32-year-old was assaulted by a group of five as he arrived home. The suspects smashed his rear view windscreen; and hit him over the head with a steering wheel lock. The man suffered a deep cut to the back of his head, and bruising to his ribs.

“The 32-year-old was assaulted by a group of five as he arrived home. The suspects smashed his rear view windscreen; and hit him over the head with a steering wheel lock. The man suffered a deep cut to the back of his head, and bruising to his ribs.

“Officers believe it was a targeted attack, and a 32-year-old man from Acocks Green was arrested today (5 April) on suspicion of wounding with intent.”

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk  between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime quoting 20BE/79649D/19.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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