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Irish Gay Couple Beaten And Stabbed In Brutal Homophobic Attack

An Irish gay couple have been stabbed and beaten in a brutal homophobic attack at a Newbridge train station in County Kildare, Ireland.

According to ‘The Irish Post’, Gearóid Laighléis shared a post on Facebook writing about how he and his partner were “viciously attacked” by a group of three men. 

Laighléis said that he was “kicked in the face” and “knocked to the ground and kicked” while his partner was “repeatedly stabbed” before the assailants ran off. 

“Never in my life did I think I would be kneeling next to somebody I'm with, holding there [sic] stab wounds to stop the bleeding to keep him alive,” he wrote.

“I’d never wish what I witnessed tonight on my worst enemy. Yer scum of the earth to repeatedly stab an innocent fella for only living the life we deserve to live,” he added.

On his post, he addressed his attackers directly writing: “I hope ye all rot in f**king hell. Justice will be served ye dirty rotten scummy b**tards.”

Commenting via Twitter Social Democrat candidate for Kildare South Linda Hayden condemned the attack and called for “serious action”.

“I’m horrified to hear that there was a horrific homophobic attack at Newbridge Train station last night, leaving one man beaten to a pulp and another with multiple stab wounds,” she wrote.

“We need serious action on hate crime and hate speech.”

Police have confirmed that they are investigating “a serious assault that occurred at a Railway in Newrigde, Co. Kildare, on 31/01/2020 at approximately 6:40pm. No arrests have been made at this stage. Investigations are continuing.”

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