Man who attacked another man for holding his boyfriend’s hand is jailed


A man has been jailed for two years after admitting to smashing a pint glass into the face of one of the two gay men which were holding hands. The victim, 23, and his 20-year-old boyfriend arrived holding hands at the Kentish Drovers pub on Peckham High Street in South London. Anjungi Lam, 35, was caught smashing the pint glass on the man against the right side of his face which led to cuts on his neck, lips and nose,and also one chipped tooth, and then fleeing the scene.Due to CCTV footage of the incident, Lam was quickly identified by police and arrested. He plead guilty and was sentenced to 2 years behind bars. Lam was jailed for an additional year for a number of unrelated offences, including actual bodily harm, assault by beating, theft, and having an offensive weapon. Investigating officer PC Lance Sharrock said: “This was an entirely unprovoked incident. Lam did not know the victim or his partner, they had not spoken nor had any disagreement to provoke such a violent attack. The victims felt Lam must have been motivated by homophobia as they entered the pub holding hands and we began a hate crime investigation.”


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