12-year-old boy arrested following homophobic attack in Liverpool

Two men in their 30s were left with stab wounds after the attack over the weekend


Words: Steve Brown

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested following a homophobic attack on two men in Liverpool.

The two men, who are both in their 30s, were walking home over the weekend when three male youths – aged between 12 and 15 - approached them, according to police.

The teens started hurling homophobic abuse before one of them pulled out a knife and assaulted them.

Both men were taken to hospital and one of them was left with serious injuries to the head and neck, while the other escaped with a minor hand injury.

And now, the Liverpool Echo has reported a 12-year-old has been arrested following the ‘homophobic aggravated’ assault.

A spokesperson for the police said: “The boy is currently in custody where he will be questioned by detectives.”