A lesbian couple have been left battered and bloodied after they were attacked on a London bus by some teenagers.
Melania Geymonat, 28, from Uruguay, and her girlfriend Chris, 29, from USA, claimed they were attacked by a gang of young men who demanded they kiss each other.
The gang threw things at them and then started beating the couple on the bus in West Hampstead, London.
During the assault, the phones and purses of Melania and Chris were also stolen by the gang of teenagers which occurred on May 30th 2019.
The attack is being treated as a hate crime and currently, four unidentified teenagers aged between 15 and 18 have been arrested on suspicion of committing aggravated grievous bodily harm and robbery.
When they were asked if they will still show affection in public, Chris told the BBC, “I am not scared about being visibly queer. If anything, you should do it more.
I was and still am angry. It was scary, but this is not a novel situation.”
Melania agreed with her girlfriend’s assertion and added that they were only attacked because they are ‘women who are dating each other, but also because we are women’.
When the Detective Superintendent Andy Cox was reached, he said: “This was a disgusting attack on two women who appear to have been picked out and targeted by a group of youths.
“The suspects have made a number of homophobic comments towards the couple before throwing coins at them. When the women tried to reason with the group, the attack escalated to an assault.
“Attacks of this nature on London buses are rare. I would like to reassure those heading out over the weekend that extra uniformed and plain clothes Safer Transport officers will be out on patrol working to keep them safe and prevent crime.”