Teenager strangled and forced to apologise for being gay in homophobic Tube attack
Police are searching for two men in relation to an anti-gay attack in London.
The victim, 19, and his friends were travelling between West Ham and North Greenwhich when they were approached two men, who began verbally abusing them.
The 19-year-old claims that when they challenged the homophobic language, the pair became aggressive and threatened to stab him before placing him in a headlock,” reports Evening Standard.
When a friend of the victim tried to come to his aid, she was “punched and pushed to the ground,” according to police.
British Transport Police have insisted that they are treating the vicious attack as a hate crime, and have appealed for more witnesses.
A BTP spokesman said: “They demanded the victim apologise for being gay which eventually the victim did