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UK Police Release Horrific Photo of Potential Anti-Gay Assault Victim, Hope Someone Will Come Forward

Police released a disturbing photo of 58-year-old assault victim Nigel Price, who remains in a coma more than three months after he was attacked:

Price "Nigel is still unable to speak to police to tell them what happened but detectives believe he may have been the victim of a homophobic attack as he was found near a popular cruising area that has been the scene of previous anti-gay attacks. All that is known is that Price was at the nearby Cowherds pub until about 8.30pm on the night he was attacked, but nothing is known beyond that. Police are renewing their call for witnesses and describe Price as white, of slim build and wearing a checked shirt, blue jeans, a dark jacket with lighter collar and dark shows. Police have also been unable to trace any of Price’s relatives. Southampton Police’s Detective Inspector Simon Baker, who is leading the investigation said: “We really need to speak to anyone who saw the man after either on the Friday evening or during the early hours of Saturday morning. We are now almost certain he was assaulted and think it may well have been a homophobic attack."

The photo above is Price before the attack. The photo of what the attackers did to this poor man (warning: graphic), AFTER THE JUMP...

Interview with police at the Daily Echo.


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  1. Show that to the wing nuts here in America who are afraid of gays retaliating against them as a result of Prop. 8. This is the violence we all face everyday, everywhere. My heart is just breaking for that injured, broken, beaten man.

    Posted by: nick | Feb 25, 2010 12:41:51 PM

  2. I hope this man wakes up, if only to gain rightful vengeance on those cowards who did this to him.

    Posted by: Hank | Feb 25, 2010 12:43:20 PM

  3. Someone send this picture to that idiot beauty queen! Fucking dirt bags.

    Posted by: Bud | Feb 25, 2010 12:44:19 PM

  4. Right on Bud.

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Feb 25, 2010 1:09:22 PM

  5. My advice to all gay people... buy guns and learn to shoot.

    Posted by: JimSur212Jim | Feb 25, 2010 1:40:28 PM

  6. My god. That poor man. Horrific. Just utterly abominable.

    I agree with Jim. Arm yourselves. Then shoot to kill.

    Posted by: Paul | Feb 25, 2010 1:52:23 PM

  7. My god. Someone needs to pay for that. Seriously pay.

    Posted by: androjai | Feb 25, 2010 1:58:56 PM

  8. I hope this poor man wakes up soon and gives police the evidence they need to find the subhumans who did this.

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 25, 2010 1:59:06 PM

  9. I guarantee if they ever find who did this it will be a radical Muslim youth. Western Europe has a big problem on its hands.

    Posted by: Justin | Feb 25, 2010 2:18:30 PM

  10. Justin: Your bigotry is astounding. The violence against this poor man may or may not be the result of a hate crime (remember, they don't know yet), but that doesn't make it OK for you to turn around with the same kind of unfounded hatred. I hope they find whoever did this to this man and lock them up forever. But... you have NOTHING to back up your racist garbage and have shown that bigotry is not just reserved for the homophobes.

    Posted by: HawaiiBill | Feb 25, 2010 2:29:52 PM

  11. I am constantly amazed and saddened by what human beings are capable of.

    Posted by: Diogenes | Feb 25, 2010 2:41:05 PM

  12. We'll see, HawaiiBill. Will you be making excuses for them when I turn out to be right?

    Posted by: Justin | Feb 25, 2010 2:42:37 PM

  13. Bill, you're delusional. There's a very, very good chance that the person responsible of a muslim youth, and it is a tremendous problem (radical islam) for europe. Islam, christianity, and any religion which preaches hatred richly deserves universal condemnation for compounding human suffering, and douchetards like you defending it should be ashamed of yourselves. You're a part of the motherfucking problem!

    I don't think it's useful to conjecture about the religion or ethnicity of the culprit. Let's just bring 'em to justice. This was extremely violent, as are most hate crimes--more violent than regular crimes.

    I can tell you this, though. THose responsible are males in their early twenties like teens, and they deserve to spend the rest of their lives behind bars without the chance of seeing daylight.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 25, 2010 2:46:09 PM

  14. late teens.

    Oh, bill, islam isn't a race...zealot.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 25, 2010 2:47:23 PM

  15. If Andy put up "after" photographs of Emmitt Till or James Byrd or Matthew Shepard--then we'd be reminded that there are monsters who have a long track record of this type of savagery and they AINT Muslim youth.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 25, 2010 2:52:04 PM

  16. Douchetard? Wow Tank, that really adds to civil discussion, doesn't it? I'm not going to bother with that kind of crap.

    Justin, I will condemn them REGARDLESS of who they are. And I suspect if they turn out to NOT be Muslim, you won't be on here telling everyone you were wrong. I wasn't defending or making excuses for anyone and if you actually read what I wrote, you would see that. This isn't about whether you or I are right about whether they were Muslim youths... none of us know who it was at this point. I was calling out the bigotry that was on display. Some of you can flame me all you want, but when you accuse a group of people for something like this horrific violence without one shred of evidence, well, that's bigotry. And if we don't call it out when it happens whether it be over orientation, gender,race, religion, etc, then we sink to that level of hatred. Just like the homophobes.

    Posted by: HawaiiBill | Feb 25, 2010 3:21:42 PM

  17. "Douchetard? Wow Tank, that really adds to civil discussion, doesn't it? I'm not going to bother with that kind of crap."

    No, you're just going to accuse people of being bigots by correctly labeling islam a religion of war and intolerance.

    "This isn't about whether you or I are right about whether they were Muslim youths..."

    Oh, protect religious bigotry! PROTECT IT, for it's fragile...

    "none of us know who it was at this point."

    He wasn't saying he knew.

    "I was calling out the bigotry that was on display."

    Which to your kind amounts to any unfavorable criticism of religion.

    "Some of you can flame me all you want, but when you accuse a group of people for something like this horrific violence without one shred of evidence,"

    I know. Ya know, when someone accuses white people of hate crimes involving black people...I too think that's bigotry, don't you? Lame.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 25, 2010 3:27:52 PM

  18. Thank you, Derrick.

    Posted by: SB | Feb 25, 2010 3:39:32 PM

  19. @Derrick from Philly

    Actually, we don't even need to that. No one has to leave Andy's blog to find pictures of some of the perps in Britain.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Feb 25, 2010 3:51:23 PM

  20. Islam is NOT a race. Religion is a CHOICE and it is not immune from criticism.

    Posted by: Get Real | Feb 25, 2010 4:06:44 PM

  21. Get Real: You are absolutely right. My mistake and I don't dispute a word you posted. I will be more careful in terminology.

    I should have just said painting an entire group of people with one brush is bigotry.

    Posted by: HawaiiBill | Feb 25, 2010 4:13:51 PM

  22. Keep in mind, get real, useful idiots like bill are never around when religious bigotry rears its ugly head--they're only there to defend religion with "broad brush" bullshit. Bill is a useful idiot. A all so-called moderates whose only objective is to put a reasonable face on unreasonable and separately, harmful beliefs.

    I ask the same of the moderate muslims...where are they when they're needed? Hiding? They only come out to attack those who condemn radical religious faith... Respect not the religious moderate. He serves no purpose, and does not reach the more radical elements of his own faith who he "allegedly" (now that's only on paper...and even that's scarce, because it doesn't translate to any action) disagrees with...for they only view him as a failed fundamentalist.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 25, 2010 4:19:32 PM


    you don't have to apologize for anything you said. Nothing. You are right to speak out against bigotry--even when it's spewed from the mouths of gay people.

    To too many Americans Islam may as well be a race--a race to hate. Whether Arab, North African, Iranian, Indonesian--to Joe the Plumber (and his wife, MaryBeth) Muslims are the enemy, and obviously, many Gay Americans feel that way also.

    HAWAIIBILL: a Towleroad poster made a bigoted remark against a hated group and you responded to it. Somebody has to. Thanks, BILL.

    And since when do "youth" have a choice as to what religion they are indoctrinated into? They have a choice to leave the religion brainwashed into them when they get away from those (parents, family, theocracy) that brainwashed them.

    Some gay folks criticize other minorities for being anti-gay bigots when those gays are just as bigoted about those other minorities. What did Liza sing? "...and world goes round..."

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 25, 2010 4:54:54 PM

  24. Happy now, Maggie? And Rush? And Glenn? And Bill? And Michele? And Ann? And Dubya? And Pat? And Carrie? And Newt? And Sarah? And John? And Sally? And Mike? And Mitt? And Rick? And Tom? And David? And "God"?

    YOU and your words and your actions told people that it was OK to hate gay people. YOU are responsible for planting the idea in their heads that gay people are punching bags. THIS is what your campaign to "defend" marriage and "protect" families and "fight" a "war" on morality has caused. YOU chose assault imagery to fire the passions of the easily manipulated in your unholy campaign to teach the world to hate gay people. YOU declared us an "enemy" that needed to be stopped at all costs.

    And look! You did it! You spread your hatred so thoroughly and so malignantly that now we're being beaten into comas in the street.

    There is NO defense for your words and the actions like these that they inspire. So SHUT THE FUCK UP before you open your mouths and try to vomit up some sort of rationale that tries to separate you from what you've wrought. You're all vile and hateful and beneath contempt.

    And you'd be wise to keep your distance. Because your work has also taught us to see YOU as punching bags.

    Posted by: Jake | Feb 25, 2010 5:23:16 PM

  25. Or if you want to see the faces of gay bashers you can try this: everywhere else, this anti-gay attacks in England are usually related to class.

    Don't think London, think some of the northern industrial areas like Birmingham and Liverpool, though this took place in southeast England.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Feb 25, 2010 5:24:46 PM

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