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Four teenagers charged over night bus attack on lesbian couple

The teenagers will appear in court in August 21

25 July, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

Melanie Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris

DETECTIVES investigating an attack on a couple on the Route N31 bus have charged four teenagers.

The couple, Melanie Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris, were hurt in the attack on May 30 after boarding in West Hampstead. The case shocked the nation when a photograph of their bloody faces was widely shared online.

All four of the teenagers now facing court have been charged with a public order offence of an aggravated hate crime.

A 16-year-old boy from Wandsworth has also been charged with theft and handling stolen goods.

Another 16-year-old boy from Kensington and Chelsea has also been charged with possession of cannabis.

A 15-year-old boy from Kensington and Chelsea has also been charged with handling stolen goods.

A 17-year-old male from Kensington and Chelsea has been charged with the public order offence.

None of the teenagers can be named due to their ages.

All four will appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on August 21.

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