Homophobic bullying on the rise in Manchester schools

Bullying ranged from name calling to physical assault Credit: PA

Figures just released indicate that homophobic and transphobic bullying incidents have doubled in Manchester's High schools in just two years.

Politician and Gay Rights Campaigner John Leech says Freedom of Information figures indicate there were more than 600 incidents in the last six years.

Bullying ranged from name calling and physical assault.