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UK: Shocking image of teeth left smashed in homophobic teen attack

  • Stephen

    So, some poor kid gets the bijeezus kicked out of him by thugs shouting homophobic insults, but the police want to keep “an open mind”. Unbelavable.

    • Oliver

      It’s the price you pay for a liberal society. That’s why I want to bring back Victorian prisons, caning and the noose.

      • Edward McPherson

        Well we’d best hope we don’t bring back the other criminal punishments the Victorians had on the books…

        I’m sure Oscar Wilde can attest to how well the Victorians treated him due to being gay.

      • bob

        British society is sickeningly soft. You can’t have people going around kicking people’s teeth in willynilly. Violent people need to be excluded from society permanently for the lowest cost possible.

  • Jesus_Mohammed

    I do hope that all the LGBTs of Preston are actually DOING something to give this young man tons and tons of support. If I were in his position I would be devastated. I’ve had homophobic jeers thrown my way and they’ve hurt. I had one young blood throw a punch my way, he missed, but it unsettled me badly for several days. But this man has been seriously disfigured. It must be SO depressing. So I hope all the LGBTs of Preston are getting together over this matter.

  • Kitsune

    In 2007 a couple were assaulted for dressing alternatively, the girl Sophie LAncaster died of the consequences of the attack, a boy had been set on fire alive for wearing a Marilyn Manson shirt, coming from a gig,…. this is not the first time that such an attack happened based on prejudice. Especially in the Northwest unfortunately as the girl had also been from Bacup

  • MJ

    I’m still calling “fraud” on this one. SOMETHING doesn’t feel right to me. We’ll see, I guess.

    • Lion in Winter

      If you and I are ever stranded on a desert island together, remind me to hit you over the head with a coconut and use you as food.

      • MJ

        That’s what some guys always say to me when I’m skeptical over any claim of gaybashing. But so far I’ve always turned out right.

        • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

          Can you cite a few examples of when you’ve been right about fraudulent “claims of gaybashing”?

          • MJ

            The Dayna Morales waitress nasty note case. If you look back over the case on Pink News you’ll see me calling it a fake before it was exposed. The same for the birthday party homophobic note the two gay dads allegedly got. Other cases, though I don’t think I commented on them on Pink News, were Shawn Bennet in Oklahoma and Kieran Daly in Savannah.

          • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

            Yes, the waitress one was a shocker. Well, let’s wait and see on this one. That injury looks real enough to me.

          • MJ

            The injury is probably real, but that doesn’t mean it had to be from a gaybashing. (Shawn Bennett in Michigan burned his own arm with cigarettes repeatedly and claimed it was from a group of gaybashers).

          • MJ

            I’m sorry. To correct myself: Shawn Bennet was the fake in Michigan; Phillip Nelson was the one in Oklahoma.

          • MJ

            BTW : I hadn’t known about the fake claims by Joseph Baken (Missoula, Montana) and Quinn Matney (North Carolina), both who had inflicted severe injuries on themselves, until after they were exposed, but I bet I would have seen through those ones too.

      • Brent Alexander
    • Jesus_Mohammed

      Something doesn’t “feel right”, MJ? Don’t operate via your “feelings”. Be rational. Operate by your rational thoughts.

      So, now, can you present here, please, whatever rational evidence you have gathered together to support your belief that this young man is conducting a fraud. Thank you.

      • MJ

        No description of the alleged attackers. No witnesses other than his claim………The hamming-it-up pics.

        • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

          Well it turns out you were dead right. And that’s pretty disappointing. This fool has has brought this country, himself, and our community into disrepute on the basis of nothing more than desire for fame. He needs to read and absorb the fable of the ‘Boy Who Cried “Wolf”‘. I am grateful to the police for investigating this properly, and hope that this child’s fake report won’t deter them from doing so again should a REAL attack occur.

      • MJ

        (Great J & M cartoon, by the way).

      • Brent Alexander
    • andy

      come on MJ – work on the rules the Police, CPS and Courts use – this stuff need to more through evidence to proof. “Feeling right” or “feeling wrong” is exactly what we criticise the Police for!

      • MJ

        Agreed that “feeling” right or wrong should never hold sway in something like a trial. But in a forum like this, where we’re just giving opinion, I can say it doesn’t feel right to me. And I also admit I could be wrong. But I’ve always been good at sensing the frauds. (And it doesn’t matter what I think, since I’m not the police investigating here).

        • andy

          Sure, on a forum like this you can write anything you want, but I would suggest it ruins the forum if at minimum your views are not considered. Real injuries, kid leaving a gay club night, reports of homophobic abuse……these are the evidence details we are going on.
          i would just point out that everybody thinks they are good at sensing the facts…..I certainly think I am, but I do it as a voluntary, unpaid magistrate in the courts so I get to practise this skill a lot.

        • Rehan

          Well, I hate to admit it but you were absolutely right here.

  • Jones

    Stay strong Richard.

  • Christopher in Canada

    A local bank should open an account for donations – his reparative surgery will not be cheap. Is dental covered by UK health care? It’s not in Canada, that I know of…

    • Oliver216

      Information here: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/985.aspx?CategoryID=74&SubCategoryID=742. I’m pretty certain they’ll do on the NHS, although whether or not they’ll just give him false teeth and he’ll have to pay for full reconstruction I’m uncertain. I really hope he gets it done soon though, it looks like he’ll have difficulty eating with those injuries.

  • andy

    I have written to the Lancashire Police to ask them to ensure they take this seriously, and would ask that loads more people reading this do the same. Can be done on line and doesn’t take long. This does actually put some pressure on them.

    • Chris Flegg

      I do hope you are going to ask for the letter back. It seems only one person needs pressure

  • Gary

    Is there a dentist within the community that is willing to give time to bring his smile back

  • danmill2k5
    • http://www.derekwilliams.net Derek Williams

      This fool has has brought this country, himself, and our community into disrepute on the basis of nothing more than desire for fame. He needs to read and absorb the fable of the ‘Boy Who Cried “Wolf”‘. I am grateful to the police for investigating this properly, and hope that this child’s fake report won’t deter them from doing so again should a REAL attack occur.

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