Man called a 'f***ing fat f****t' during homophobic assault in North Staffordshire

Man called a 'f***ing fat f****t' during homophobic assault in North Staffordshire
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Posted on 22 Aug 2019

A 52-year-old woman from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested following a homophobic attack outside a North Staffordshire pub.


Ryan Carrington was punched, slapped and called a 'f***ing fat f****t' during a four-minute tirade of abuse.

During the incident, the woman said: "You're a gay bod, and you don't like f***ing women, that's what your f***ing problem is."


Mr Carrington repeatedly told her to 'stay away from me', but the woman struck him in the back of the head and said, "Don't you f***ing say stay away from me."

Some of the assault was captured on video and posted on the Facebook page, Antisocial Britain. 


Responding to the incident, Mr Carrington said: "This video that someone took was only a fraction of what happened, the reality of what went on was a lot longer. Being a publican I am well aware of the cameras and have to act accordingly, yes my patience was tested, but you have to think of 'pity' for this woman.

"I doubt it's the life she would have chosen if she had a choice! Let's not condemn her, let's try to help and educate, far more rewarding."


Commenting on the assault, LGBT charity Stonewall said: “It’s deeply upsetting to hear of another instance of homophobic abuse happening recently in Newcastle. What happened to Ryan Carrington follows a string of high-profile anti-LGBT attacks which have happened on the streets, on public transport and online. Every one of these attacks is yet another painful reminder that lesbian, gay, bi and trans people are still being targeted just for being who they are.  

“It’s really important that hate crimes are reported, no incident is too small. You can do this by dialling 101 to contact your local police force, or get specialist support from Galop. In an emergency always dial 999.


“Now more than ever, it is time for us to stand together, arm in arm, as one united community. We were set up 30 years ago to fight against this discrimination, and while we’ve changed the law and a lot of attitudes in that time, we still have a long way to go before LGBT people have genuine equality. LGBT people should be able to feel safe online, at work and in the streets and be accepted for who they are, no exceptions.”

Image: Facebook screenshot

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