Teenager was beaten and verbally abused in the bus

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 20: Police stand guard as investigators search a property on Aberdeen Road where a 32-year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the murder of Joanna Yeates on January 20, 2011 in Bristol, England. Joanna Yeates went missing on December 17 after a night out with work colleagues and her body was later found dumped by the side of the road at Longford Lane on Christmas Day. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

A teenager was allegedly beaten up on a bus in Bristol by an unidentified man who chanted homophobic slurs. The police announce that they believe it to be a homophobic hate crime and the suspect in this case has already been detained. The victim, 18-year-old Kydis Zellinger, revealed more details about the incident on social networks. The teenager said a man came upstairs on the bus, “aggressively” telling the 18-year old: “You little f***ing Queer who do you think you’re getting mouthy to [sic]?!” The young man was confused and had no idea what was going on as he was accidentally punched in the face. The 18-year old said that the man walked off, before coming back and shouting more anti-gay slurs trying to hurt him again.The teenager added: “[He] got in front of me so I couldn’t move and repeatedly punched me from behind, and then from in front. I fell backward on the chairs to try and protect my head but I couldn’t get him off of me.” Other passengers watched it with total idifference, nobody tried to help.


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