A bisexual teenager was assaulted and called a “greedy bisexual” by attackers who left him for dead. The attack took place in Nuneaton in central England.
The perpetrators, who can not be named for legal reasons, were not given any jail time after pleading guilty to committing the violent attack. According to CoventryLive, they were instead given referral orders and an order to pay compensation.
The victim’s Mother gave an emotional statement at the end of legal proceedings and explained how her son was left with physical and mental scars from the assault, saying the attackers “both practically got away with it.”
The mother said that her son had been out with friends all day when “they were approached by one of [the two attackers], who said: ‘What you hanging round with him for, you do know he is bi.’
“Then another said: ‘Is this right?’ and attacked him.
“Another of them said: ‘I can’t believe you hit him because he is gay,’ but one of them said: ‘I haven’t got a problem with gay people, but I have got a problem with greedy bis like him.’”
After knocking the schoolboy to the ground, she said that the teenagers “kicked him on the floor, dragged him into a wooded area and attacked him again.”
They then told the bisexual teenager to report his attackers as being “three lads in balaclavas,” she said, adding he had been warned: “If you give our names to the police, we will find you and kill you.”
When he arrived home, his mother said she “didn’t even recognise him. You could see a trainer mark on his face. I went into shock, I wanted to cry but I couldn’t.”
The schoolboy initially stuck to this story, his Mother said, before revealing the truth once they arrived at a hospital.
Beyond the physical scars, the young teenager has been plagued by nightmares and post traumatic stress to the point where his family made the decision to leave their hometown of Nuneaton.
His mother said that she had “found him huddled with his hands over his head,” and that for months after the attack, the schoolboy “became a recluse” and wouldn’t leave their Nuneaton home.
The move has made the bisexual teenager “a lot happier” and led to him going out again, his mum said, but she admitted: “I don’t know if he will ever be back to what he was.”
By getting his story out there, she explained that “he just wants to stop any other kids going through what he has been through” by urging that attackers like his to be punished more severely.
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