A man has been jailed for breaking a gay man’s leg in a homophobic attack in London.
Kamil Wladyslaw Snios, 29, was found guilty of beating the victim, a 36-year-old man, in Tottenham, north London.
After beating, slapping, and kicking him repeatedly, he snatched a packet of cigarettes from the victim and held it as a ‘trophy’ to his friends.
Homophobic attack in Tottenham, north London
The victim was approached by Snios as he was walking to the shops with a friend on 16 July this year.
Snios shouted at the two in Polish before slapping and kicking the victim.
When the 36-year-old gay man tried to crawl away, Snios continued to kick him. His friend was slapped.
Snios then snatched the cigarettes and presented them to his friends.
Jailed man made series of homophobic remarks to police officers
London Ambulance service took the victim to a north London hospital. The victim was treated for four fractures to his right leg.
When officers arrested Snios, he made a series of homophobic remarks. He said this was the reason why he attacked the men.
Detective Constable Mark Nicholls from Haringey CID, said: ‘We are pleased to have secured this sentencing for a needless, unprovoked and sustained assault that left the victim seriously injured and frightened.
‘It is evident that the Met will not tolerate homophobic attacks and will work to bring offenders to justice.’
Snios was found guilty of grievous bodily harm on Wednesday and sentenced to 10 years in prison.