Woman in Leicester's Pride parade two weeks after attack

A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality will join police on Leicester's Pride parade today.

Kerry Byrnes will walk alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network in the event's centrepiece parade through the city centre, a fortnight after the 23-year-old was attacked in her home town of Oakham.

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Woman in Leicester Pride two weeks after attack

Kerry Byrnes in the Leicester's Pride parade through the city centre Credit: ITV News Central / Andy Bevan

A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality has joined police on Leicester's Pride parade through the city centre.

Kerry Byrnes is walking alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network, two weeks after she was attacked in her home town of Oakham.

Woman attacked because of sexuality to join police in Leicester's Pride parade

The attack left Kerry Byrnes with a black eye and a fractured cheek bone Credit: ITV News central

A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality will join police on Leicester's Pride parade today.

Kerry Byrnes will walk alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network in the event's centrepiece parade through the city centre.

It takes places a fortnight after two men taunted the 23-year-old about her sexuality before punching her in the head until she lost consciousness in her home town of Oakham.

Kerry, who is recovering from injuries including a fractured cheekbone, took up an invitation to take part from Assistant Chief Constable, Phil Kay.

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