Suspects released on bail

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A policeman in front of a bus in London (illustration). – ISABEL INFANTES / AFP

The five people arrested following the assault of a couple of women on a London bus were released on bail on Saturday and summoned for early July, police said.

Four teenagers, aged 15 to 18, were arrested Friday, and a fifth (16 years old) Saturday. Placed for several hours in custody, they are suspected of serious bodily injury and theft by the police, who "do not look for other parties in connection with the incident."

One of the two victims, Melania Geymonat, a 28-year-old Uruguayan, explained that her girlfriend Chris and she were on a night bus, driving early in the morning of May 30 in Camden, North West London. when a group of young men took them to task. "They were at least four. They started behaving like hooligans, demanding that we kiss each other so they could watch us, call us lesbians and describe sexual positions, "Melania Geymonat told Facebook.

"Disgusting attack"

"To calm things down, I tried to make jokes," and Chris pretended to be sick, she said, "but they kept harassing us and threw us coins." Then "Chris found herself in the middle of the bus and they hit her," she said, explaining that she was also assaulted.

In a photo taken by Melania Geymonat and posted on Facebook, we see her bleed from the nose, the shirt covered with blood, while at his side his friend has a bloody face and seems upset. Their attackers also stole a cell phone and a bag.

Scotland Yard Commissioner Andy Cox on Friday called the attack "a disgusting attack on two women who appear to have been selected and targeted by a group of young people". For him, "attacks of this type in London buses are rare."

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