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A couple who were beaten up in a homophobic attack in Sussex say they hope their experience sends a strong and enduring message about discrimination.
Dain Finney, from Reading, and his partner James Loxton, from London, were violently assaulted by two men on a night out in Brighton last May.
Gage Vye-Parminter, 18, and Matthew Howes, 19, who are both from Crawley, admitted committing grievous bodily harm and assault have been sentenced to five years and four months in a young offender institution.
Dain and James say they had been enjoying the bank holiday in a nightclub in Brighton when Vye-Parminter and Howes began shouting homophobic comments at them. They left the club but were followed and then attacked as they walked along the seafront.
Officers in a patrolling police car were flagged down by a passing taxi driver who told them he had seen two men being attacked in Kings Road, on the south pavement opposite the Queens Hotel.
Both men were left with cuts and bruises, while Dain suffered several fractures in his face. It took several weeks for him to fully regain his sight and he is receiving ongoing medical treatment for his injuries.
The couple wrote about what happened to them on Facebook and their story was quickly shared around the world.
Sussex Police described the assault on Dain and James as a 'violent and unprovoked homophobic attack on two men who were singled out for their sexual orientation.'