Cambridge student hospitalised in suspected homophobic attack

A group of four students were victims of a suspected homophobic attack in Cambridge, which left one hospitalised.

The four young people, students at the University of Cambridge’s Wolfson College, were attacked in the early hours of Wednesday (23 February), according to university newspaper Varsity.

The attack took place in Market Square, Cambridge, after the group had attended the city’s only LGBT+ club night Glitterbomb.

According to the students, the incident began when a group of five men and one woman began hurling anti-LGBT+ comments at two of the students, one of whom is non-binary and one of whom is gay.

This then escalated to a physical assault, which one of the students described as a “targeted” attack.

After further transphobic comments, the students said more of the group joined in on the attack.

While all of the students sustained injuries, one 24-year-old woman had to be hospitalised for a concussion, fractured nose, partially deviated septum and bruising to her eyes.

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