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Two women beaten up on bus in horrific homophobic attack

07 June, 2019

POLICE are urging witnesses to come forward after two women were beaten up and robbed on a bus in West Hampstead in a horrific homophobic attack.

Both wounded women, who are in their 20s, were treated in hospital after being punched repeatedly in the face by a group of four men. The gang had demanded that they kiss and called them lesbians, while describing sexual positions.

The attack unfolded last Wednesday (May 30) at 2.30 am as the women returned from a night out in Camden Town.


Melania Geymonat, 28, described how she and her girlfriend, Chris, were hurt in a Facebook post, now widely share across the internet.

”I don’t know if my nose is broken and I haven’t been able to go back to work,” she said. “But what upsets me most is the violence has become a common thing, that sometimes it’s necessary to see a woman bleeding after having been punched to feel some kind of impact.”

She added: “I’m tired of being taken as a sexual object, of finding these situations as usual, of gay friends who were beaten up just because.”

Police are appealing for anybody who was on the N31 bus or anybody else with information to contact them. Officers said the men ran off the bus, having also stolen a phone and a bag.

Anybody who can assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously.



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