A woman’s unborn baby has died after being assaulted by her partner while she was 29 weeks pregnant.
Asa Davison was convicted of assaulting her pregnant partner which resulted in the death of her unborn baby.
The 35-year-old has denied causing destruction of children and inflicting grievous bodily harm but was found guilty today (November 4) after a trial in Bournemouth Crown Court .
Davison, from Gillingham, was also convicted of offenses of assault causing actual bodily harm and interfering with the course of justice.
The incident happened on the evening of May 29 last year.
Davison and his then partner, who was 29 weeks pregnant, were in Gillingham town center when she walked away from him.
The accused was seen on CCTV on his bicycle searching for her before following her to an address in the city.
They left the address together and at around 11:50 p.m. the victim again ran away from Davison as they made their way back downtown.
She started knocking on doors asking for help and a resident called the police.
When the police arrived, they found her with serious injuries to her face.
She was taken to hospital by ambulance where it was confirmed that she had suffered fractures to her face. Medical staff also discovered that her baby had died in her womb.
The victim admitted to a friend at the hospital that Davison lost his temper and caused the injuries.
Davison will return to court to be sentenced on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
Dorset Police Detective Inspector Neil Third said: ‘Domestic violence is abhorrent in all circumstances, but what makes Asa Davison’s actions particularly shocking are the tragic consequences for the victim of the loss of her unborn child.
“We take all reports of domestic violence very seriously and will do everything possible to ensure that perpetrators such as Davison are brought to justice.
“We will do all we can to support the victims and encourage anyone who is a victim of domestic violence not to suffer in silence and to come forward.”
He added: “If abuse is taking place and someone is in immediate danger, call 999. If not, please contact us at www.dorset.police.uk, by e-mail [email protected] or by calling 101. “
Crimes can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
More information on help and advice regarding domestic violence can be found here.