horrific homophobic assault has seen a person kicked within the head by a gang who tried to strip him and throw him within the Thames.
The person has detailed the brutal assault, which noticed him and a buddy crushed within the early hours of Wednesday, as they returned residence from Soho’s G-A-Y nightclub.
It’s understood the incident occurred as they crossed the Golden Jubilee Bridge close to Embankment and London’s South Financial institution.
In a collection of posts on social media, the person shared images displaying a deep gash to his head and grazes on his face and neck.
“I had three individuals stamping in my head and one assaulting my buddy with one white lady standing as a glance out,” he wrote.
“They stole all the pieces we had.
“Worst half is that they threw my jacket, sneakers, and tried to strip me then throw me within the river pondering I used to be useless simply as I used to be about to move out.”
Following the assault, he was reportedly taken to hospital the place he stayed in a single day, with “a number of cuts, bruises and an open head harm”.
He described the assault as “homophobic”, urging: “Please watch out when going round central London, particularly in case you’re LGBTQ.”
The incident has sparked requires stronger police presence on the South Financial institution, which has been the positioning of various homophobic assaults in recent times.
Matthew Smith, a politics pupil at Birkbeck, College of London, wrote on Twitter: “I’ve spoken to loads of individuals who have been mugged on the Southbank together with individuals who work there.
“These assaults aren’t going away and have to be handled a method or one other, individuals must really feel secure strolling residence.”
Waterloo and South Financial institution councillor Sarina Da Silva described the assaults as “very worrying”, including: “We’re working with the Met and South Financial institution safety to have an even bigger police and safety warden presence.”
In 2016, a homosexual couple have been subjected to a tirade of abuse after a drunken man noticed them holding palms within the early hours.
On New 12 months’s Day 2019, 4 hooded thugs bodily attacked two males holding palms close to the Nationwide Theatre.
A Met Police spokesperson stated: “We’re conscious of distressing pictures being circulated on social media displaying the accidents to a younger man, who was one in all two victims of an assault within the Southbank Space.
“Throughout the early hours of August 17, police have been referred to as to a report of a gaggle assaulting two younger individuals. Officers arrived on the scene inside 4 minutes of being referred to as. They chased various suspects from the scene, arrested two, and recovered a number of the victims’ property. Officers supplied the 2 victims with first support, took them to hospital for therapy, and returned them residence.
“It was recognized that this was a homophobic hate crime from the outset. Officers obtained accounts from the victims and others, and reviewed CCTV. Two younger individuals have been charged that day, and remanded into custody. On the morning of August 18, they each pleaded responsible to theft and have been bailed, with situations, to seem for sentencing on September 21 at Highbury Magistrates Court docket.”
When you’ve got any info referring to the incident, contact the Met quoting refernece 996/17AUG22.