Words: Steve Brown
Four teens arrested following the attack on a lesbian couple on a London bus.
On May 30, the two women – both in their 20s – boarded a bus in West Hampstead but were approached by a group of four men who began to hurl homophobic comments towards them.
When Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend, Chris, refused to kiss each other, the men attacked and punched them several times before running off bus. They stole a phone and bag during the attack.
Both women were taken to hospital for treatment to horrific facial injuries.
Now, the Metropolitan police have confirmed that four teenager boys, aged between 15 and 17, have been charged with committing an aggravated hate crime under Section 4a of the Public Order act.
Two of the boys were charged with handling stolen goods in connection to the attack.
They will appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court of August 21.