Teen hospitalized after surviving a homophobic abuse

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A teenager was hospitalized after challenging a gang for hurling “vile homophobic abuse” at him in a park in Bury, Greater Manchester. The attack happened on February 11th and the victim was 15 years old. Greater Manchester Police said he was walking along Manchester Road when a group of man started s a verbal attack on the boy and then assaulted him as he attempted to resist. “We are treating this offence with the utmost seriousness. We will not tolerate hate crime and will do everything in our power to apprehend offenders,” the statement on behalf of the local police reads, explaining that the incident is investigated as a hate crime and one member of the gang is already arrested. Phil Spurgeon, a chief inspector at Greater Manchester Police’s Bury division, said: “This was a cowardly attack on a young man who was subjected to vile, homophobic abuse. After challenging his abusers, he was then assaulted by a number of offenders and had to be treated in hospital for his injuries”

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