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.
Join our Newsletter today!
As a porn star, Mickey Taylor has worked with some of the biggest names in the biggest studios...
If you’re a fan of XXL, the award-winning gay men’s club night that takes place not only in London
TV production company 7Wonder are on the lookout for same-sex couples for a new TV series.
As the lead song in this show goes, 'life's not worth a damn till you can shout out I am what I am'
Robert Miles, whose real name is Robert Concina and filled gay club dance floors with his iconic...
The BBC has announced a season of dramas and documentaries dedicated to LGBT life in Britain.
Queen + Adam Lambert are returning to the Barclacyard Arena this November, showcasing a spectacul......
BBC Three have revealed details of a new documentary series exploring what it means to be queer in 2...
Today, the Royal Shakespeare Company announces that its multi award-winning production of Matilda......
Legendary singer Barry Manilow has come out as gay after being with his husband for 40 years.
The developers of popular gay dating app, Grindr, have released their own range of gay emoji.
The live-action remake of Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, will feature Disney’s first ever gay...