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Police release CCTV images of homophobic attack suspects

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  1. Sister Mary Clarence 7 Oct 2009, 6:46pm

    Not exactly the crispest images I’ve seen – its a pity they can’t sharpen them up a bit and get them on Crimewatch

  2. SMC: It’s amazing what they can do with facial recognition systems nowadays. I suspect it will only be a matter of time.
    Unfortunately, the police will probably do a cracking job at finding them, but either the CPS will drop the charge through ‘insufficient evidence’, or the courts will let them off with some lame sentence, and so it will go on. Until heavy sentences are dished out against homophobically motivated attacks, this sort of atrocity will continue to happen.

    What I don’t understand is these guys would probably have been to ‘Halfway to Heaven’ on that same street, and it is always busy even at that time. I can’t believe nobody saw the incident, let alone try to intervene.

  3. we cannot afford to argue with scum walk away or tear their fukking heads off. I’m black and grew up in a racist enviroment and if I came home and told my dad I got beaten up he would have beat me harder. we need the do or die attitude a life lived on fear is not with living.

  4. Homophobic crimes nave “never” been on “BBC” crimewatch, don’t you know
    the BBC are a bunch of homophobes. Here check it out for your self homophobic
    site:bbc.co.uk/crimewatch
    If you take away the key word and
    search you’ll see how many pages they have devoted to other
    less gay crimes.

  5. Cleggy: You are talking out of your arse again. The BBC are wall-to-wall pooftah city. The are more LGBT people working for them than any other company, public or private, in the UK.

    Just because they don’t talk about us 24/7 does not imply they are homophobic. Maybe they just set different priorities and don’t jump just because some kids on bikes called some queen “an old poof”.
    This particular incident was a serious case, and I would expect it to get as much publicity as any other of it’s kind, including ‘Crimewatch’. Incidentally, the running order of events is determined by the police, not the BBC.

    Don’t spout crap if you haven’t got the stats to back it up.

  6. What I don’t understand is these guys would probably have been to ‘Halfway to Heaven’ on that same street, and it is always busy even at that time. I can’t believe nobody saw the incident, let alone try to intervene.

    It looks truly packed in the photo. Like you, I can understand that something like this could be done if there was no-one around, but on a busy street?

    And, while I can imagine I might be afraid of actually stepping in to a fight where several people are involved (I hope I wouldn’t, but I’ve never had to do it, so I honestly don’t know), but I can’t imagine not phoning the police immediately and getting photos on my phone of the people doing it to show the police. That’s the least I could do.

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