10 Nov, 2020 @ 12:45
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Gay couple attacked after kissing on restaurant terrace in Spain’s Mallorca

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A MAN has been arrested in Mallorca after carrying out a homophobic attack on a gay couple.

The detainee, 27, harassed and assaulted the pair as they were enjoying lunch on a restaurant’s terrace in Palma’s Pere Garau district.

After seeing the couple kiss, the thug slammed them for being gay and spewed a barrage of homophobic insults.

According to witnesses, he repeatedly told the couple ‘not to behave like this in public’.

He then lunged at the pair, punching one in the face and kicking the other in the back.

The victims tried to push him away, but the man continued to slap and hit them.

Witnessing the senseless attack, clients at the restaurant intervened, holding the thug down while the police were called.

Investigators say the man admitted to assaulting the couple because ‘he didn’t agree with them kissing’. 

In light of his admission, he has been charged with a hate crime.

In recent years there have been multiple homophobic attacks across Spain.

In 2019, a gay man was attacked while partying in a Sevilla club.

The alleged attacker hurled a barrage of homophobic abuse before punching the victim in the face, breaking his nose.

At the beginning of this year, a gay couple were left severely injured after being attacked in Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol.

The pair were jumped upon by four youths, receiving repeated blows to their bodies while the attackers shouted homophobic insults.

Isha Sesay

Self-professed wordsmith living the dream in the glorious Balearic Islands. Working as a magazine Editor and Reporter for the Olive Press, I am fortunate to call Ibiza and my home.

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