Police chase 2 villains disfigured a man for life stabbing in face. They were using homophobic slurs, so police investigate the case as a hate crime attack. 23-year-old Lee Michael of Manchester was injured in the attack on Monday morning coming back home after visiting friends. Mr Michael was trailed by two men who asked for a cigarette, before branding him an F-word.
When he refused them a cigarette, one of the men slashed him in the face with a sharp object, believed to be a piece of glass or a knife. The pair fled the scene as passers-by called the emergency services, with Mr Michael hospitalised with injuries to his cheek and neck.
The victim told Manchester Evening News: “I was panicking. I didn’t know what was going on. They slashed right through my cheek and neck. I was completely covered in blood. I was taken to hospital where I had to have three layers of stitching. They had slashed through the skin, tissue and fat. There were deep cuts across my face and now my face has swollen and I look like the elephant man.” The investigation continues.