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Police find no filed reports of gay man having ‘head smashed open’ by ‘Trump supporters’ on election night

Joseph McCormick November 11, 2016
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Martin Gallagher bit the victim's ear off (Northumbria Police)

Police in Santa Monica have said they have found no filed records of an alleged attack on a gay man who says he had his ‘head smashed open for… for being gay”, by Trump supporters on election night.

Chris Ball was allegedly attacked in a bar by homophobic Trump supporters.

A gay man, he told of the moment he was violently attacked by jubilant Donald Trump supporters following his presidency victory.

But police in Santa Monica have said they have found no local hospital records of the attack, and that a check of local hospitals “revealed there was no victim of any such incident admitted or treated as well.”

A statement from the Santa Monica Police Department reads: “The Santa Monica Police Department and the City of Santa Monica have not received any information indicating this crime occurred in the City of Santa Monica. We encourage the alleged victim to come forward and work with us if a crime did in fact take place.”

Ball, however, shared what he said was a discharge letter with Vice from West Hills Hospital.

He told Metro that he was watching the election results in a bar with some friends when the group began hurling homophobic abuse at them, yelling “f**king faggots” before launching a violent attack.

Shortly after it was revealed that Trump had beaten his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Mr Ball says left the bar alone and was attacked in a nearby alleyway by the group.

The Canadian film producer claims the men smashed a bottle over head, causing him to fall to the floor and black out.

Mr Ball says he was left unconscious by his attackers and later awoke to find himself lying in a pool of his own blood.

He then called friends, who rushed him to the hospital, where he received five staples to stem the bleeding.

His friend Noah Kentis later shared a series of pictures of the attack on Facebook, which have seen been seen over 4,000 times.

“To celebrate Trump’s win last night, some Trump supporters decided to smash a beer bottle into my close friend’s head last night for being gay, sending him to the ER,” Mr Kentis wrote.

“And it’s not Trump that I fear, it’s his supporters that have already resorted to violence, just because of the energy they feed off of him,” he added.

“I hope this is not what our future truly looks like.”

However, Mr Ball later assured friends that he was fine following the attack, saying that he believes it was fuelled by alcohol rather than politics.

“Thank you everyone for the support and good vibes,” he wrote on his own Facebook page.

“Just wanted to say I’m alive and well. And still very gay.”

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Related topics: attack, Donald Trump, Gay, Homophobia, LGBT, US, US Election 2016, us election 2016

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