Gay couple beaten with bottles and knocked unconscious by gang of men in homophobic attack

A gay couple were beaten with bottles and left unconscious after a horrifying homophobic attack in Birmingham’s Gay Village.

Rob and his husband Patrick had been celebrating a friend’s birthday when they were targeted by a gang of homophobic men travelling in a black SUV in the early hours of Saturday August 14

The men allegedly began calling the couple homophobic names, before attacking them.


According to Patrick, they grabbed his phone as he tried to film the abuse, while a friend was dragged along the road and almost run over as she tried to retrieve it.

Gay couple beaten with bottles and knocked unconscious by gang of men in homophobic attack (photos)

Birmingham Live reporting the incident say Rob was attacked and beaten with bottles, and his husband Patrick was knocked unconscious during their ordeal.


As at Tuesday, August Rob said the couple, both in their 30s, were recovering at home and he had taken time off work so his hand injury could heal.

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