Homophobic gang attack gay couple with hammer in terrifying street robbery

A gay couple say they were “violently attacked” while walking down the street in Radcliffe, Bury, on Tuesday. 

Ryan Winnard, 21, was walking with his boyfriend Max Green, 18, on Coronation Road when a group of men in balaclavas stole their belongings and assaulted them. 

Uploading bloody photos to Facebook, Winnard said the group attacked him with a hammer, leaving him with injuries to his face and knees. 

Winnard stated that the group shouted homophobic abuse and stole his coat, bag, phone, house keys, bank cards and shoes, while also stealing his boyfriend’s belongings. 

Calling the attack “surreal”, Winnard wrote on Facebook: “Me and my boyfriend was violently attacked yesterday at around 8.15pm in Radcliffe on the way home from his grandparents.”

“Around six lads targeted us just purely based on the fact we was linking in the street.

“I’m uploading this post as I’m just totally lost for words on how people think it’s OK to target us because we’re gay.”

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