Valentines HOMOPHOBIC Attack
Valentine’s Day this year turned sour for a group of clubbers who were attacked in a St Mary’s kebab shop after a night out at The Edge. In the early […]
Valentine’s Day this year turned sour for a group of clubbers who were attacked in a St Mary’s kebab shop after a night out at The Edge.
In the early hours of 15th February, two women aged 20 and 23; along with their 20-year-old male friend were victims of a homophobic assault in Sal’s Kebab Shop, on St Mary’s Road – opposite Orion’s Point halls.
Just after 3am, the friends were approached by a group of five black men who threw a fast food box at their table and shouted homophobic abuse at them.
The 20-year-old woman was put in a headlock and then hit in the face, causing one of her teeth to become dislodged. The other woman went to aid her friend and was hit in the face, leaving her with a nose bleed.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old youth was grabbed around the throat and punched in the face by more than one of the offenders.
Soon after, the gang fled and the victims were treated at Southampton General Hospital for their injuries.
The suspects are five black men. The main offender is described as 24-25 years of age, slim and about 6ft tall. He wore a purple top or jacket and a baseball cap. Another is bald and in his late twenties. He is stocky and wore a white top.
The third offender is about 19 years old and wore a white top or jacket and a dark baseball cap with red details on it.
Hampshire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses to this incident. PC Dunkason said:
The victims, naturally, are very upset and shaken by this blatant discriminatory attack on them. They are intimidated and drained by the incident.
Anyone with information on this incident should contact Hampshire police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.