Mar 14 2012 by Robert Mitchell, Wishaw Press
A PREGNANT woman was viciously kicked on the stomach after trying to intervene when a gang attacked her partner.
The sickening assault on the 27-year-old mum-to-be followed an argument with a group of teenagers outside the kiosk at Tesco’s garage forecourt in Wishaw.
The incident occurred around 3.30am last Friday morning.
The couple had walked across the supermarket car park towards the kiosk where, although entry isn’t allowed after midnight, purchases can be made.
As they approached, they noticed a group of around six youths – aged between 16 and 19 – hanging around outside the kiosk.
When they reached the forecourt a verbal altercation ensued between the pregnant woman’s partner and the group.
This resulted in a series of kicks and punches raining down on the man as he tried to walk away.
When the woman attempted to intervene and stop the attack, one of the youths, aged around 16, viciously kicked her in the stomach, before running off.
The youth who kicked the woman is described as being around 5ft 4ins tall, with dark, shaved hair and of average build.
He and his accomplices were wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact PC Houston at Wishaw police on 01698 202600 or alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A MOTORIST had his car pinched from near Brandon Parade South, Motherwell, when he went to do shopping.
He left the grey Saab Sport at 3pm on Friday, March 9, and it was gone when he returned at 6pm.
The car was later recovered in Glassford Street but the thieves had pinched a £99 sat-nav and a £160 iPod Nano.
Call Motherwell police on 01698 483000.
TWO men were attacked near Asda in Motherwell after a night out in the town.
They left a nightclub at 3am and headed for the supermarket on Sunday, March 3.
Following a verbal disagreement with two men, they were punched in an assault.
The attackers were aged 17 or 18 and one of them was 5ft 10ins tall, of stocky build with dark brown hair and wearing a white t-shirt. His accomplice was 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, with light brown hair and a white t-shirt.
Contact Motherwell police on 01698 483000.
A TEENAGER who tried to break up a scuffle outside the Mega Bar in Motherwell ended up being the victim of a serious assault.
He left the club after 2am on Friday, March 9, and police say he suffered a broken jaw after trying to act as peace-maker.
Call Motherwell police on 01698 483000.
A YOB smashed a window on a bus as it was travelling along Meadowhead Road, Wishaw, at 8pm on Thursday, March 8.
It was a number 267 from First Bus, and the driver returned to the depot to report the incident.
Call Wishaw police on 01698 202600 with information.
ANOTHER bus had a brick thrown at it on Dryburgh Road, Wishaw, at 6.45pm on Sunday, March 11.
The driver of the Henderson bus saw a youth in an orange hooded top throw a stone that smashed a side window. There was a woman passenger on board at the time. It is believed the yob was aged between 10 and 12 years. Call Wishaw police on 01698 202600.
THIEVES broke into a house in Cambusnethan Street, Wishaw, between 9pm and 11pm on Friday, March 9. They got away with some jewellery, coins, an alarm clock radio and two bottles of whisky. Contact Wishaw police on 01698 202600.
A HOUSE in Glen Noble, Cleland, was broken into between 8.30am and 5.15pm on Friday, March 9. Thieves pinched a number of watches and cufflinks. Call Motherwell police on 01698 483000.
A GARDEN shed was broken into at Ardgowan Place, Shotts, and hundreds of pounds of fishing gear was pinched.
The theft happened between 11.30pm on Friday, March 9, and 9am the next day.
Thieves made off with a grass blower, tool box, £310, Keenets fishing box, rods, landing net and circular saw.
Call Wishaw Police on 01698 202600.
A SAT-NAV was pinched from a car parked on Wishaw Road at 3.20am on Thursday, March 6. Call PC Lightbody at Wishaw police on 01698 202600.
A CALLOUS thief pinched a white male rabbit from a back garden of Wood View in Shotts.
The pet was taken between 10pm on Monday, March 3, and 7.45am the next day.
Contact PC McCracken at Shotts police 01501 820506.
WOULD-BE thieves broke into the Bits and PC’s shop on Wishaw Main Street between 5pm on Monday, March 3, and 7am the following day.
Nothing was taken but call PC Grant at Wishaw police on 01698 202600 to help inquiries.
A HOUSE in Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, was broken into between 6.30am and 4pm on Tuesday, March 6. Thieves pinched a computer games console and some games. Call PC Carson at Motherwell police on 01698 483000.
A GREY Acer laptop and iPad were among electrical items pinched from a house in Cross Tone Place, Motherwell, between noon and 7.45pm on Thursday, March 8. Call PC Watters at Wishaw police on 01698 202600.
A CHAINSAW and generator were stolen from a garage on Motherwell’s Vickers Street between 1 and 8am on Thursday, March 6. Contact PC Peden at Motherwell police on 01698 483000.
GOLF clubs and electrical items were taken from a shed in Stirling Street, Motherwell, between 4pm on Sunday, March 4, and 10am the next day. Call PC Brown at Wishaw police on 01698 202600.
FOLLOWING a spate of ladder thefts recently another set was taken, this time from a white Transit van parked near Gray Street. Cleland, between 4.35pm on Monday, March 3, and 1.30pm the next day.
Contact Wishaw police on 01698 202600 to help inquiries.