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VIDEO: Woman in labour repeatedly punched and robbed in street

A heavily pregnant woman who was robbed in the street while experiencing contractions pleaded with her "coward" attacker to stop as he repeatedly punched her in the head.

 Patience Chukwu was making her way to hospital when she was approached by a young man on a bike who snatched her mobile as she tried to call her sister, her birthing partner.

During the ensuing struggle, the vulnerable 40-year-old was dragged down the road by the thief, who repeatedly punched her in the head before fleeing the scene.

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