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Gay Panic Leads Straight Man To Assault, Permanently Disfigure Other Straight Man

Police tape at scene of shooting of WPCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona BoneAn outrageous physical assault based on gay panic has left one British man with metal plates fitted to his face permanently for the rest of his life, even though he and his attacker are both admittedly heterosexual.

The assault happened last December at Space nightclub in Leeds, around 4:30am. According to court transcripts, the 24-year-old victim was “minding his own business” whilst drinking alone at the bar, when 28-year-old Adam Betteridge approached him and delivered “a single blow” that did so much damage it required immediate hospitalization.

Betteridge claimed in court proceedings that the victim had tried to kiss him in a “sexual manner,” even though CCTV cameras that captured the entire incident show nothing of the sort.

Immediately after the assault, Betteridge told police “You know what gays are like. What can you do?”

Before delivering the verdict, Judge Tom Bayliss noted once again that the victim does not identify as gay, and that even if he did, that information would be “immaterial.”

“Your reaction was not an instinctive reaction but a considered reaction,” Bayliss said. “I have had the advantage of seeing the CCTV which shows you approaching the victim who was simply minding his own business when you approached him and you felled him with a single blow.”

Betteridge was sentenced to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jun 11, 2014
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  • 6 Comments
    • rextrek
      rextrek

      what an asshole / Maroooon !!!

      Jun 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      We should have send the Pee Farty, to England.

      Jun 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Hart
      James Hart

      He should be in jail for life. Psychos should NOT be allowed to wonder the streets looking for prey. The laws in merry old England need to be tougher.

      Jun 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • petensfo
      petensfo

      12 months in jail? What a mockery!

      He should have 3x that, mandatory alcohol & drug rehab, & garnished wages for the rest of his life in order to make his victim’s lifelong pain even a tiny bit more bearable, and professional counseling.

      What a whack job. I feel for his victim.

      Jun 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @petensfo:

      I feel the same way. What a shame so many hateful among us.

      I wonder what would happen in society if ‘whatever one does to harm others must also be experienced’?

      Jun 12, 2014 at 6:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rozz01
      rozz01

      I agree 12 months is not worth the life this guy has to live

      Jun 14, 2014 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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