15-Year-Old Boy Victim Of “Homophobic Attack” In Liverpool
A 15-year-old boy was the victim of a horrific “homophobic attack” outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Liverpool.
The teenager was assaulted by a group of teenagers wearing hoodies as he was standing near the fast-food chain with his friends.
The incident has been declared a hate crime by detectives, although there has not yet been any suggestion that anti-gay comments were made during the shocking attack.
After a bottle of soft drink was thrown at him and hit him in the head, the 15-year old was taken to the hospital to be attended for his head injury.
CCTV footage is being used to help detectives solve the crime. Arrests have not been made yet.
In a statement issued in ‘Echo’, Detective Chief Inspector Craig Sumner, of Merseyside Police, said: “Incidents such as this will not be tolerated and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around Huyton Hey Road on Saturday night and saw anything to contact us.
“We are passionate about maintaining the right of all our communities to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect and by working closely with our partners will continue to work to eradicate hate crime of all forms.”
Anyone with information is asked to direct message on Twitter @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact @Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 20000162007.
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