Man stabbed outside of queer bar in ‘targeted’ attack
Man stabbed outside of queer bar in ‘targeted’ attack as violence in Britain surges.
queer bar in southern Yorkshire, England, heaved with violence after a man was stabbed outside in a “targeted” attack”.
South Yorkshire Police said emergency services were called in the early hours of Thursday (10 March) to the Queer Junction, in the heart of Sheffield’s gay quarter.
Following a scuffle outside the nightclub, first-responders rushed to the scene at 4:38am, according to local newspaper The Star.
A 35-year-old man was found seriously injured and sped to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition. The force said he had been attacked in what was described as a “targeted attack”.
It’s an incident that has raised fears of a relentless wave of homophobia pelting the city, with neighbouring queer nightclub owners slamming local law enforcement amid six years of rising crime against their staff.
“Quite simply you have let the LGBTQ+ community down and have allowed the criminal fraternity to prosper,” wrote Dempseys Bar and Club owners Colin Humphreys and Keiron Lowry in a letter to chief constable Lauren Poultney.
“It is now commonplace for staff and customers to suffer homophobic abuse and threats of violence. This happens on an almost nightly basis but our appeals for help go unheeded.
“I’m really angry,” Humphreys added, “a lot of problems like this could be stopped if there was a police presence.”
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