Number of homophobic attacks on the rise in London

Two homophobic attacks in five days has highlighted a worrying rise in gay hate crime in London.

  • A 23-year-old fashion journalist was left unconscious after he and his partner were beaten up at a cashpoint in Whitechapel ten days ago
  • Just days earlier another 23-year-old was sprayed with ammonia outside a gay nightclub in Vauxhall
  • Scotland Yard figures show a 7% increase in homophobic attacks in London in the last year
  • The number of crimes rose from 1,106 to 1,185

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Gay couple attacked by teenage gang in east London

23-year-old Walter Adrian and his boyfriend were attacked by a gang of Bangladeshi teenagers on Whitechapel Road after leaving a party.