A man and a woman have been arrested following the vicious homophobic assault last month on two gay men in Manchester, England
A man and a woman have been arrested following the vicious homophobic assault last month on two gay men in Manchester, England, reports the Lancashire Evening Post.
The November 1st attack started because the victims – 25-year-old Jean-Claude “Jo” Manseau and 19-year-old Jake Heaton – were singing songs from the musical Wicked.
Police have confirmed that a 20-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man are in custody and being questioned on suspicion of a homophobically-aggravated assault.
Detective Constable Tim Greenwood said:
"We are still appealing for people to come forward with information and I would urge anyone who witnessed the attack to speak to police.
"The victim was attacked in a busy place and someone may have seen something and have some key information that could help our investigation."
Manseau has said the attack “destroyed every bit of confidence I have…I don’t know when I’ll feel safe to go into Manchester again. My face is going to be scarred for life. That has upset me.”
A lesbian and gay choir staged a mass singalong on the tram network in Manchester last month to show support for Manseau and his friend Jake Heaton.
Watch a video of the singalong, AFTER THE JUMP…