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Teen arrested over anti-gay attack which left student with broken ribs

A 17-year-old has been arrested by police in Plymouth, England, on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm
A 17-year-old has been arrested by police in Plymouth, England, on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested over an alleged homophobic attack in Plymouth, England, which left a teenager with broken ribs.

The 19-year-old student and his friend told police they were leaving the Dog and Duck pub in Mutley Plain at around 3.10am on October 6 when a man began hurling anti-gay abuse at him.

After calling him a 'fag' and 'batty boy' he was hit violently on the head.

The victim was later taken to Derriford Hospital where he was treated for two broken ribs and severe bruising to his face.

Police say a 17-year-old male was arrested on 9 November on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

Following interview the man was released on police bail until January 4 next year.

Police say they are still appealing for witnesses.

If you have any information on the incident, contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on +44 (0)800 555111 quoting crime reference number EC/12/9587.

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