Four teenage boys are denying that they assaulted a lesbian couple who refused their demand to kiss each other. On the evening of May 30, Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend, Chris, were seated on the top deck of a bus in West Hampstead, London, when a group of boys confronted them, Metro reports. But before the couple knew it, the tense exchange escalated. After beating up the couple, the boys reportedly robbed them and fled. That night, the women reported the crime to police; not long after, authorities arrested five male teens between the ages of 15 and 18, Slate reports. On July 25, Scotland Yard announced that four teenage boys between the ages of 15 and 17 had been charged with committing an aggravated hate crime, the BBC reports.
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Melania Geymonat and Christine Hannigan were targeted by a group of teenagers while on the top deck of a bus at 2. A teenager who admitted targeting a lesbian couple on a bus in London after they refused to perform sex acts has been given a referral order. CCTV of the incident showed the pair were surrounded, hit with coins, punched in the face several times and subjected to sexual gestures while travelling on the top deck of the N31 bus in north London. The boy from Wandsworth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to an eight-month youth referral order and 12 hour' reparation at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today for two counts of harassment, theft, and handling stolen goods. They admitted harassment under the Public Order Act. The year-old sentenced today also admitted a second charge of harassment, theft and handling stolen goods.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. Four teenagers have been charged with a homophobic attack against two women who refused to kiss on a London night bus. The attack on Melania Geymonat and her date Chris happened on the top deck of the bus as they were travelling to Camden Town on 30 May. The boys, aged between 15 and 17, have all been charged with an aggravated hate crime and will appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on 21 August. Speaking about the attack, Ms Geymonet said her assailants spoke about "really aggressive stuff, things about sexual positions, lesbians and claiming we could kiss so they could watch us". She said they threw coins and then began to punch Chris, and that she was hurt when she "tried to pull [Chris] out of there". Italy's coronavirus death toll soars by in a day to , as millions adapt to travel restrictions. England selected Local News Regions London selected. Homophobic night bus attack: Four teens charged 25 July
Four teenagers have been arrested over a homophobic attack on a lesbian couple after they refused to kiss while travelling on a London night bus. The four males, aged between 15 and 18 years old, were arrested today on suspicion of aggravated GBH and robbery. They have been taken to police stations for questioning, Scotland Yard said.