Gay couple bus attack: Five teenagers arrested

Gay couple bus attack: Five teenagers arrested
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Posted on 7 Jun 2019

The Met have made five arrests in connection with a brutal homophobic attack on two women after they refused to kiss on a London bus.


Five males aged between the ages of 15 and 18 are now in custody, the Met said.

Melania Geymonat and girlfriend Chris were left covered in blood when a group of young men attacked them in the early hours of 30 May.


Speaking to BBC Radio Four's World At One, Ms Geymonat said: “They surrounded us and started saying really aggressive stuff, things about sexual positions, lesbians and claiming we could kiss so they could watch us.

“To ease the situation I tried to make some jokes, like Chris wasn't understanding because she didn't speak English.


“She even acted as if she was sick... but they started throwing coins. The next thing I know Chris is in the middle of the bus and they are punching her.

“So I immediately went there by impulse and tried to pull her out of there and they started punching me. I was really bleeding.


“The police are extremely good; we are in close touch and they are investigating.”

Ms Geymonat added that the gang of at least four men might have broken her nose during the attack. They also stole a phone and bag.


The Met have confirmed that arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
Commenting on the homophobic assault, Prime Minister Theresa May said: "This was a sickening attack and my thoughts are with the couple affected.

Nobody should ever have to hide who they are or who they love, and we must work together to eradicate unacceptable violence towards the LGBT community.”


 

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