UK: Gay activist brutally attacked in London, police slow to investigate

Tom Knight, 31-year-old writer, producer, and activist based in London, was brutally attacked for being gay on Friday, 3 November. Knight writes for Gay Times Magazine and is a producer for Pride in London.

Just got attacked for being gay by 3 guys in Walthamstow, London. Three day wait to talk to the police about it. I already have a black eye.

— Tom Knight (@TJ_Knight) November 4, 2017

‘I was on my way to get some food after a lovely chilled night with my friends, and as we were approaching the restaurant on Hoe Street in Walthamstow, three guys bashed into us looking for trouble,’ Knight recalls.

‘I shrugged it off saying “alright lads, come on” and before I knew it one of them hit me in the jaw while calling me a f*ggot. That was followed by a massive blow to my eye which knocked me to the ground.’

‘My face isn’t looking so good right now and I have cuts all up my arms and legs from falling,’ Knight tells GSN. ‘I’m still finding blood around my flat from when I got home after the incident.’ Read more via Gay Star News