Serious and Random Assault Left Student ‘Cry and Scream’ with Broken Face
A random horrific attack left a student “crying and screaming” on his way home.
The attack happened in Liverpool city center on June 14 and left Curtis Stewart, 19, with two black eyes, a broken face and a possible need for dental surgery.
A man, accompanied by two women, punched and headed her in the street in a random assault.
The University of Liverpool Hope freshman, who studies in primary education, reported that the attack came out of nowhere as he returned home alone at 4 a.m. after a night out with her sister and her friend visiting from Belfast.
He had just escorted the two women to their hotel, not wanting them to go home alone.
Curtis said, “I can’t remember what they shouted to get my initial attention. But I remember turning around and then there was the altercation.
“The man started arguing. And then I was just telling him that I don’t know him, I don’t know why he’s trying to fight me. I wasn’t even talking to him. I don’t know why he’s even trying to start an argument. And then he hit me, so he did.
Curtis said the two women briefly restrained the man. He added: “I remember one girl apologizing because he hit me at first, then the other girl told me to get the hell out of it before he did it again. “
The 19-year-old gathered his things and ran down the street. The man chased after him and butted him before a passerby on his way to work stopped to help him and Curtis called the police.
Although he is not sure what prompted the attack, Curtis, who is bisexual, believes “it could be a hate crime due to the number of hate crimes that have taken place this month. -this “.
According to the Liverpool Echo, he said: “It couldn’t be something I said or did because I was just walking.”
Curtis said: “Maybe he saw the way I dress as I was going up and he maybe didn’t like it. He may have just assumed I was LGBT +, but he didn’t mention any insults.
The teenager told the Liverpool Echo he was wearing black flare pants, a running jacket and Vivienne Westwood pearl necklace at the time of the attack.
He referred to an attack last week on a gay couple and their friends by three young men wielding a knife and shouting homophobic abuse that rocked the LGBT + community in Liverpool.
Curtis said of his thoughts on the attack: “I know what people can look like and I know not everyone thinks like me, so I can easily get hurt here and I know I’m not. not a fighter. So anything could have happened.
He said he was afraid to go out on his own and had only left his apartment for a shopping spree, wearing sunglasses to hide his bruises.
In a statement to the Liverpool Echo, Merseyside Police said: “There is no suggestion that this is a homophobic hate crime.
“The victim did not report that the perpetrator said or did anything that would suggest it was anything but an unprovoked assault.”
Help against hate crimes:
If you have been touched by any of the issues raised in this article, there are many charities and organizations in Merseyside and the UK working to support victims of hate crimes.
Stop Hate UK is a leading national organization fighting all forms of hate crime and discrimination. 0800 138 1625
Hopenot Hate is an advocacy group that uses research, education and public engagement to fight mistrust and racism and help rebuild communities. Info @ i hope i hope .org.uk.
The Anthony Walker Foundation aims to promote diversity and racial harmony in Merseyside through education, sport and the arts. 0151 237 3974
Stonewall campaigns for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality across the UK.
The LGBT Foundation is a national charity that provides counseling, support and information services to the LGBT community. 0345 330 30 30 or [email protected]
The Michael Causer Foundation provides education, motivation and accommodation to the LGBT community in Merseyside. 0151 528 2808 or [email protected]
Mermaids UK provides family and individual support to transgender and gender diverse children and youth across the UK. 0808 801 0400 or [email protected]
Daisy Inclusive UK is a Merseyside based charity that works to promote disability awareness and provide support to people with disabilities in the region. 0151 261 0309 or [email protected]
United Response is a UK-based charity that provides personalized care and support for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism and physical disabilities. 0800 0884 377
Scope is a disability equality charity in England and Wales. 0808 800 3333 or [email protected]
Changing Lives is a Northeast-based national charity that has supported vulnerable people for 45 years. 0191 273 8891.
Streetwise provides practical and emotional support to street sex workers. [email protected]
Victim Support is an independent charitable organization that aims to help people rebuild their lives after a traumatic event. 0808 1689 111
A force spokesperson continued: ‘We are investigating following reports that a 19-year-old man was assaulted in Liverpool city center.
“The man was walking along Lord Nelson Street around 4 am on Monday June 14 when he reported that an unknown man, who was in the company of two women, had yelled at him and then assaulted him.
“The 19-year-old had a verbal argument with the man who then butted him in the face before walking away. The teenager suffered from swelling and pain in his face and head.
“The male is described as white, 6 feet tall, in his late teens or early twenties, stocky build and with long blond hair.
“CCTV and witness investigations have been carried out in the region.
“Anyone who has witnessed the incident or has information that may be of assistance is asked to contact DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111, citing the reference 21000414679.”
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