Man left with broken back after assault hours after Pride in London

The Metropolitan Police are treating the attack as hate crime


A man is in critical condition after his back was broken after being attacked hours after Pride in London.

The 49-year-old victim was walking along Greek Street on Sunday July 8 towards Tottenham Court Road when he was struck in the back which caused his spine to break, the Gay UK reported.

His phone was stolen as well but he was able to make his way to Stratford Underground Station where he was given medical treatment  before being rushed to hospital.

He was found to have suffered a broken back and still continues to receive treatment.

The Metropolitan Police suggested that “offensive language heard by the victim shortly before the assault” and it is being treated as hate crime.