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UK anti-gay thugs who met and attacked online victim jailed

UK anti-gay thugs who met and attacked online victim jailed

Three anti-gay thugs who lured a man they met online and attacked him have been jailed.

Dominic Nagy, Vladimir Puchala, and Martin Uhlar, all of Orford in Cheshire, England, were found guilty of the ‘terrifying ordeal’.

The men, aged between 24 and 33, were found guilty of attacking the victim, shouting homophobic abuse and punching him repeatedly after he was invited to the house for drinks.

Halton Magistrates Court heard how one of the men had met the victim on a Slovakian internet chatroom.

They invited the man to a property on Densham Avenue, at 10.45pm on 1 June and told to bring whiskey and cigarettes.

But after being inside, the two others joined and began punching and shouting homophobic abuse.

As their victim tried to break free all three tried to pull him to the floor and kick him.

He finally escaped and drove straight to Warrington Police Station, the Warrington Guardian reports.

All three men, who are originally from Slovakia, denied being homophobic.

When Nagy was found guilty in January, he claimed he was not there despite fitting the description of the attacker given to the police and later was picked out during an identity parade.

Sentencing the trio, District Judge Bridget Knight said: ‘It is difficult to think of a more terrifying ordeal than the complainant in this case had to go through.

‘He was invited to your address and then he was set upon by all three of you.

‘He was punched hard to his head and face several times while being subjected to homophobic abuse.

‘He suffers from anxiety and stress and has not been able to return to work.’

Nagy was handed 26 week and four week sentences for assault by beating and possession of the knife, Ulhar was given 23 weeks in prison and Puchala was told to serve 20 weeks both for assault by beating.