Law enforcement authorities in Sydney, Australia have been accused of negligence after reportedly refusing to investigate a brutal gay bashing which left Craig Gee with a broken leg and a partially shattered skull. Additionally, Gee’s mobile phone was stolen during the attack and friends and family have been receiving disgusting abusive threats and taunts from those who attacked him.
Police told the victim they’ve “already spent too much time on this” and initially refused to review closed-circuit TV tapes shot around the time of the incident. The tapes, which were later reviewed, did show the attacker but he has not been able to be identified.
“Part of Craig Gee’s skull was reduced to powder and his leg broken during the late-night attack last month, which his boyfriend Shane Brennen initially thought had killed him. Despite repeated attempts, NSW Police have not responded to SSO’s requests for an interview about the case. Gee and Brennan had been holding hands on Crown St at 1.30am when Brennen said they were attacked by two men who yelled, ‘Give us your money you fucking faggot.’ Gee, who has undergone facial reconstruction surgery, cannot remember the attack. Brennen remembers it clearly, but said the responding officer rebuffed his attempts to give a statement. ‘He told us they get 15-20 cases of this a night and don’t usually get a result. ‘We don’t have the resources’,’ Brennen said. The couple claim they were repeatedly turned away from Surry Hills police station because the reporting officer was not available. Their trauma was exacerbated when Gee’s mother received a call from his stolen mobile four days after the attack saying, ‘We killed your faggot son.’ The couple’s friends and colleagues also received homophobic calls and text messages threatening rape and violence.”
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