Liverpool Police Reveal CCTV Image of Gay Teen’s Young Attackers


Liverpool police have released a CCTV image of four boys responsible for a November 18 attack on a gay student. There were reportedly six boys involved in the attack, all between the ages of 12 and 14. Their victim was 19-years-old.

Liverpool Daily Post reports: "They left him covered in blood and needing surgery on a broken nose.

The victim, a Liverpool community college student, was walking up Lord Street towards James Street station shortly before 7pm when he passed the gang of youths outside Tesco.

The group followed him up the street and, when he reached the Pret A Manger sandwich bar, they attacked him from behind, punching him in the back of the head.

They shouted homophobic insults at him during the assault.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises to his head and a broken nose.

Speaking to the ECHO last week, he said: 'I was bombarded with punches. I did not know where they were coming from. They were shouting, ‘what the **** are you wearing?!’ I cannot even get on the train without suffering abuse. It is everywhere I go. I wear colourful stuff and lipstick, but if I didn’t, it would be restricting how I want to be.'"

The attack comes less than a month after a gang of up to 20 youths attacked gay police trainee James Parkes as he was leaving a nightclub.


  1. Gerunner Halvorson says

    Just terrible. Hopefully, this will lead to their deserved incarceration.

    European anti-gay violence seems to be growing. Last year, weren’t there similar vicious but also fatal attacks on gays in the U.K.?

    Eastern Europe, Serbia, Latvia, Poland, Russia, and the rest seem to have even worse homophobia that is either ignored or encouraged by politicians.

  2. JimmyD says

    It amazes me how CCTV is considered an invasion of privacy here in the US.
    It’s such a useful tool.
    Imagine how many crimes could be solved or maybe even avoided by knowing there were cameras everywhere. I don’t see it as a Big Brother invasion.
    Thanks to CCTV these thugs may get caught. More so than with poor descriptions give later to police sketch artists.

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    Yep, JIMMYD.

    without CCTV, JOHN IN BOSTON would tell us that this group of young gay-bashing thugs were BLAAAAACK!

    But then, maybe they are…maybe their real light-skinned British Blacks “passing” for white. (now you can comment on them JOHN IN BOSTON–you can rant & rave, and load your automatic rifle to be ready….4,000 miles away )

    BEWARE gay-bashing, super light-skinned Black Brits caught on the CCTV!

    …fabulous hair weaves though, I must admit.

  4. John in Boston says


    Grow up buddy. My other post about Denver police and the FBI making 32 arrests of black males who organized into groups to jump and assault white and Latino men is true. I posted the link. Everybody involved admits it was racially motivated. Minimum 26 assaults in downtown Denver’s entertainment district. Gee, think any of those lone white and Latino dudes were gay? Hmmmmmmmmmm….

    I’VE NEVER denied non-blacks are capable and do commit violent crimes and gay bashings Derrick. In America, black do it at a much higher rate than others. But this upsits Derrick in Philadelphia, and he throws a hissy fit. Better keep it all on the DL.

  5. Davey says


    Don’t forgot that John in Boston has made black crime “his issue” by his own admission…plus those europeans were probably from better families than John in Boston, so he doesn’t want to upset them.

  6. Davey says


    Don’t forget John in Boston has made black crime “his issue” by his own admission. Plus, those europeans are prolly from better families, and he doesn’t want to upset them.

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