Man attacked in London pub for holding his boyfriend’s hand

Man attacked in London pub for holding his boyfriend’s hand
National News
Posted on 10 Mar 2017

A 23-year-old man from London had a glass smashed in his face, all for holding his boyfriend’s hand whilst at a Wetherspoon pub.

According to police, the victim was viciously attacked at the Kentish Drovers pub in the London borough of Peckham on Sunday evening.

Witnesses of the homophobic attack said the gay couple were holding hands when the attacker became violent and aggressive.

The attacker then approached the couple, smashing a glass in the victim’s face, with police being called to the scene at about 10:30pm.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “Police are investigating an assault on a 23-year-old man at a pub in Peckham High Street.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service were called on Sunday, March 5 at around 10.30pm to the venue.

“The victim was taken to an central London hospital for treatment for facial injuries after being assaulted with a glass.

“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue. The incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.


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