Homophobic attacker is imprisoned

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A drunken thug has been jailed for stamping on the heads of two women because they were lesbians. Ross Paterson, of rural Lanarkshire, was jailed today over the attack, which took place in Penrith, Scotland. Carlisle Crown Court heard that Paterson targeted Laura Price and her girlfriend Yazmin Wood. He chanted homophobic slurs. He viciously beat the two women. After Miss Price attempted to shield her girlfriend from the attack, she was thrown to the ground. Both women sustained serious injures and were hospitalized. Paterson pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm, and was jailed for two years and four months.According to the BBC, Judge Peter Davies said: “They were both defenceless, and you attacked them because they were in a same sex relationship.”

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