Gay man jailed for homophobic attack
A gay man has been jailed for breaking another gay man’s jaw in two places in a homophobic attack.
Maidstone crown court heard that Robert Jackson’s attack was motivated by homophobia, despite being gay himself.
According to Kent Online, Jackson, a 21-year-old hairdresser, had been drinking and taking cocaine when he attacked Lloyd Sceats outside Gravesend’s The Grove nightclub on February 27th.
Jackson lashed out when the victim intervened in an argument. He later texted a friend calling his victim a “queer”.
He admitted unlawful wounding and breaching a suspended sentence and was jailed for two years and eight months.
Prosecutor Jo Cope said Jackson’s “sustained” attack was motivated by homophobia, despite his own sexual orientation.
In mitigation, the court heard that Jackson had problems with drink and drugs and that his family had refused to accept his sexual orientation.