Homophobic insults and beatings, 25 year old with broken jaw – Chronicle

Homophobic aggression in Pescara. A 25-year-old from Molise ended up in hospital with a broken jaw after being beaten up by a group of six or seven boys. The incident occurred on the night between Thursday and Friday, on the seafront, in the center of the Adriatic capital. Just in those days the regional Pride Week was held in Pescara, which ended yesterday. The young man, reports the newspaper ‘il Centro’, who interviewed the victim, had arrived in Pescara to visit his partner, a 22-year-old from the place. The couple, around half past midnight, was on the waterfront, near the Nave di Cascella, when he met a group of six or seven very young people, including a girl. First the homophobic insults, then the offenses went to the facts and the 25 year old was hit in the face with a punch. Some passersby tried to defend the two boyfriends and a scuffle arose.

When the alarm was raised, the Carabinieri arrived on the scene, but the attackers had already disappeared. The 25-year-old, who ended up in hospital, underwent surgery. The prognosis is 30 days. The Carabinieri of the Compagnia di Pescara are in charge of the investigation, they are acquiring the videos recorded by the surveillance cameras. According to the first investigations, the place where the scuffle took place would not be covered by the cameras, which, however, are present in the area where the insults started. Work is therefore being done to identify those responsible, who may even be minors.

“They certainly don’t lose them, they pity me,” says the 25-year-old about his attackers.