There is worry and concern over the number of attacks that have taken place in recent weeks Thousands of people want more police officers around Liverpool's city centre, particularly where its nightclubs are. A petition set up just three days ago has already received almost 5,000 signatures.
Protests, social media posts and art have shown support from people in Liverpool in face of recent attacks Victims of a series of homophobic and transphobic attacks that have shaken Liverpool since the middle of May are now speaking out about the fear and defiance they have felt since their attacks and since a protest against LGBT+ hate crimes.
Josh Ormrod after he was attacked, and his portrait in Cardiff city centre. (Instagram/ josh.ormrod and Twitter/ NathanWyburnArt) After a bisexual student was battered in an alleged hate crime, an artist painted a powerful portrait of his injuries using his fists. Josh Ormrod, 19, was left bloodied and bruised in a horrific unprovoked attack in Liverpool earlier this month.
The artist who created the painting said it left him feeling emotional A Welsh artist has painted a portrait of the bruised face of a man battered in an alleged homophobic attack in Liverpool city centre. The painting of Josh Ormrod, a 19-year-old bisexual man who was attacked on Fleet Street on Thursday, June 17, is hanging in the window of an arcade on one of the busiest streets in Cardiff opposite one of the city's most popular LGBT+ venues.
Six assaults on members of Liverpool's LGBT+ community have been reported in the last month Detectives today said there was not one specific gang targeting gay people in Liverpool city centre, amid a spate of homophobic attacks in the last month. Alarm has grown in recent weeks following a series of serious assaults against members of the region's LGBT+ community, with the trouble sparking a large protest march on Tuesday.
Hate crimes are rising as reports of violent homophobic and transphobic attacks roll in Hate crimes against LGBT+ people have risen over 25 percent compared to figures recorded last year, according to data from Merseyside Police. Figures show that from April 2020 to this March hate crimes against LGBT+ people was higher than in the previous 12 months.
A series of suspected homophobic attacks has sparked anger and fear in Liverpool's LGBT+ community Members of Liverpool's LGBT+ community are planning to protest on Church Street tomorrow after a recent spate of homophobic attacks in the city centre. At least four people have spoken publicly about suspected hate crimes against them and their friends in the last month.
Liverpool crime commissioner condemns city-wide spate of homophobic attacks as latest victim speaks out
Curtis Stewart's bruised face after Liverpool city centre assault (Instagram/curtis_stewart_) Merseyside’s crime commissioner has condemned a spate of homophobic attacks targeting LGBT+ people across Liverpool during Pride month. At least four assaults with homophobic undertones have been reported in local media over the last month, most happening in the city centre, with three of them occurring in the past 10 days.
19-year-old Josh Ormrod was beaten by a man shouting homophobic slurs (Instagramfirstname.lastname@example.org) A bisexual student was left bloodied and bruised in a horrific “unprovoked homophobic attack” after he was seen dancing with a friend. Josh Ormrod, 19, was assaulted by a stranger in Liverpool’s Concert Square as he left a nightclub in the early hours of Thursday morning (17 June).