A reader asked why I am still in London. Well, someone has to report from the war zone! And war it is, seemingly of all against all, as gay people, among most others, are regularly assaulted. The latest:
“Five teenagers have now been arrested over a robbery and homophobic attack on a couple after they 'refused to kiss' while travelling on a bus, police said this evening. Melania Geymonat, 28, from Uruguay, was with her American girlfriend Chris after an evening out in West Hampstead, London, when they were attacked at 2.30am on May 30. Police say the couple were sat on the top deck when they were approached by a group of males who began to make lewd and homophobic comments to them. The pair were punched several times and left covered in blood before the males ran off the bus. A phone and bag were also stolen during the assault. Four males aged between 15-18 were arrested on Friday on suspicion of robbery and aggravated GBH. The fifth suspect was detained on Saturday morning. "They have been taken to separate London police stations for questioning," a Met Police spokesman said.