UK Home To New Anti-Gay Violence Even As Homophobic Attacker Brought To Justice

Pink News UK is reporting on a 16-year-old boy in Lancashire, England, who was savagely attacked on February 11 by a group of three teens who punched and kicked him in the face while yelling anti-gay slurs.

The offenders were disturbed when a man who was passing intervened [and] they fled the scene.

The victim was left needing surgery for a broken jaw and police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Detective Constable Julie Leigh, investigating, said: “This was a vicious and nasty assault and I am very keen to trace the people responsible.

In a sad irony, Ben Martin of Birmingham, was just given a ten-year jail sentence this week for attacking two gay men at a local pub in May 2011. Martin also wound up shattering one of their jaws.

Martin had denied the severity of the attack, claiming to have only punched the couple, but was filmed on CCTV repeatedly kicking one of the gay men in the head, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The victim, 30, required surgery to reconstruct his face after the attack, which left him with a skull fracture from his eye to his chin.

His partner, 21, sustained fewer injuries but was left with teeth missing after Martin’s attack.

Is this a thing—do anti-gay ogres in England always go for the face? Hopefully some charitable gay plastic surgeons will step up and offer to perform any cosmetic surgery any of these victims need gratis.

And hopefully Mr. Martin will need a little cosmetic surgery after his stay in in the big house.

Photos: Ell Brown, Mike Nelson