British University Student Viciously Attacked In Gay Hate Crime, Shares Photo After Attack On Facebook

Richard Kennedy shared a photo of his bloodied and bruised face on Facebook Thursday morning, after he says he was viciously attacked by group of homophobes.

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Kennedy, who lives in Liverpool, England, wrote several Facebook messages detailing his assault:

I got violently assaulted last night by a group of cunts, all because of my sexuality, covered in blood and literally stomped on my face causing my teeth to go into my gums.

I’m 100% done and utterly embarrassed to be in public, congratulations to the cunts who did this to me you succeed in making someone feel and look like shit and i hope you’re fucking happy.

He shared the following photo and message:

Here is my face after a homophobic attack, 4 of my teeth are gone, not fallen out but deep inside my gums and cheek, one is sitting under my cheek inside my gum on the right side bottom of my nose. My face is swollen and it was worse yesterday, both my knees are badly injured and I struggle to walk and my hole face is constantly throbbing and i’m now on 4 tablets a day for pain and infection and may require surgery to sort the damage.

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All of this and what was their motive? because of my fucking sexuality. something that doesn’t concern ANYONE else minus me and the person I fall for, either man or woman. A sex life is private and has nothing to do with no one, needless to say it’s absolutely disgraceful to violently attack someone because of who they are. My confidence has gone, im utterly embarrassed to be seen in public, the only reason I am putting this picture up is because I want you to see me as an example. An example why homophobia is wrong and it’s disgusting that it’s still around in 2014. Society needs to get a grip, people are who they are, people are different, people are gay, straight, bi, transexual, black, white, asian, fat, skinny, small and tall but regardless of who they are and what they look like they are still human. There is more to people than their sexual preference and what they look like.

This is just another homophobic attack that happens every day, but it needs to stop, this is wrong, this is disgusting and using sexual preference as a motive to be violent and abusive is utter inhumane.

Update: GayStarNews adds:

Police are appealing for information into the incident.

A police spokesperson said: ‘This was a nasty and seemingly unprovoked assault and we are investigating the possibility that this was a homophobic hate crime.

‘We treat all incidents of this nature very seriously and a further statement is currently being obtained from the victim.’

An investigation is underway and police are appealing to anybody that witnessed the assault to contact them on 101 quoting log reference 0844.

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