Pregnant woman wearing a headscarf kicked in the head in Australia

A pregnant woman wearing a headscarf was viciously attacked in a café in a town near Sydney, New South Wales police said Thursday.

The incident happened on Wednesday night in Paramatta, about 15 miles west of Sydney, the police said in a statement.

The 31-year-old woman, who the police said was 38 weeks’ pregnant, was sitting at a table, eating and chatting with friends.

CCTV footage of the incident shows a man slowly approaching the victim, leaning over the table before punching her in the head.

In the statement, the police said the man allegedly “punched the woman in the head multiple times before she fell to the ground where it’s alleged the man stomped on her head.”

The footage shows fellow customers eventually restraining the man, who was then arrested by the police at the scene.

The police said the 43-year-old man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and affray.

The victim was admitted to hospital for observation after the attack, the police said.

The woman, Rana Haidar, gave CNN permission to publish