UK teen miscarries, suffers seizures after violent attack following Euro 2020 final

Beth Newman.
Beth Newman. Photo credit: Justgiving

A teen in the United Kingdom has miscarried her baby after she was attacked by a group of women following the Euro 2020 final.

Beth Newman, 18, was watching the England v Italy match last Sunday at local pub Quart In A Pint Pot in Margate, Kent when she was kicked in the head and stomach in the "unprovoked" attack.

Newman told KentOnline she was leaving the pub when a group of at least four women, who she didn't know, started assaulting her. Her phone was also stolen in the attack.

She says her mum, Kat Hazelton, rushed from her home after finding out she was having a seizure following the attack. She stayed in hospital for four days with a head injury.

Two days after returning home, Newman, who was early on in her pregnancy, started bleeding and learnt she'd miscarried.

She's now on bed rest and is unable to start her new job as a carer. She's still having seizures and is awaiting an MRI scan.

She says she's confused by the attack and the women's motives.

"I don't know if their motive was that they wanted my phone and my money, and that's why they attacked me. I don't know," Newman told KentOnline.

"They obviously just didn't like the look of me or something."

Newman says the attack has left her fearful and scared to leave her home.

"I don't want something else [like the assault] to happen, and I don't want to be alone because I might have a fit."

A friend of Newman's has set up an online fundraiser and hopes to raise £700 (NZ$1378) to replace the stolen phone and give her some extra money to "treat herself".

"It would be amazing if we could get anywhere near the target, she deserves to have that beautiful smile back on her face like she did in [pictures taken] at the beginning of that horrid night," the Justgiving page says.

Kent Police say they're investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.