Brit Cop Fights for Life After Gay Hate Attack

Mob of Liverpool teens leaves rookie critically injured
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2009 4:45 AM CDT
Brit Cop Fights for Life After Gay Hate Attack
Liverpool police search for evidence after a homophobic attack left one of their colleagues critically injured.   (Wikinews)

A rookie British police officer is fighting for his life in a Liverpool hospital after being attacked by a gang of teens for being gay. The 22-year-old man was set upon by a dozen attackers after leaving a gay bar with his partner and their friends. He suffered multiple skull fractures after being repeatedly punched and kicked. Police have arrested three boys, ages 14 and 15, reports the Independent.

"This incident shows there are still some people who have not learted that crimes of this type are completely unacceptable," said a detective . “People who commit hate crimes can expect the full attention of the police. The offenders will learn their lesson the hard way." (Read more homophobia stories.)

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