//UK teenagers plead responsible in homophobic incident in opposition to ladies who refused to kiss on London bus

UK teenagers plead responsible in homophobic incident in opposition to ladies who refused to kiss on London bus

Three teenage boys on Thursday pleaded responsible to threatening a lesbian couple who refused their calls for to kiss on a London bus earlier this yr, a “homophobic incident” that left the 2 ladies with bloody facial accidents, authorities mentioned.

Melania Geymonat, a 28-year-old flight attendant from Uruguay, and her American girlfriend, Chris Hannigan, were attacked on the upper deck of a bus touring by way of West Hampstead, London, within the early hours of Could 30.

FOUR TEENS CHARGED IN ATTACK ON FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND AMERICAN GIRLFRIEND WHO REFUSED TO KISS

The three boys, aged between 15 and 16, appeared in Highbury Nook Youth Courtroom on costs of harassment through the use of threatening or abusive phrases or habits, the Metropolitan Police mentioned in a news release. Two of the boys pleaded responsible to offenses of an aggravated hate crime.

The kids had thrown cash and made lewd and homophobic gestures on the ladies, police mentioned. Security footage from the bus showed the boys preventing Geymonat and Hannigan, punching the ladies a number of occasions. After leaving them with bloodied accidents to their faces, the teenagers robbed the ladies.

Talking shortly after the assault, Geymonat said the teenagers had surrounded them and attacked her girlfriend after they refused to kiss.

Geymonat said they were punched and robbed after refusing to kiss. They were treated at a hospital for facial injuries following the attack.

Geymonat mentioned they have been punched and robbed after refusing to kiss. They have been handled at a hospital for facial accidents following the assault.
(Melania Geymonat)

“The next thing I remember was Chris in the middle of them and they were beating her,” Geymonat mentioned. “I didn’t think about it and went in. I was pulling her back and trying to defend her so they started beating me up.”

FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND AMERICAN GIRLFRIEND ATTACKED BY GANG OF MEN ON LONDON BUS AFTER REFUSING TO KISS

The ladies have been taken to a hospital and obtained therapy for facial accidents after the confrontation.

“Nobody ought to ever be victimized due to their sexuality and I hope that this end result brings some type of closure to each victims and so they can put this ordeal behind them,” Detective Constable Darren Barlow mentioned.

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A fourth teen, aged 17, had the costs dropped in opposition to him Thursday, police mentioned.

The three boys who pleaded responsible will likely be sentenced on Dec. 23.