The Gay Times is reporting that Jack Roberts, from Thrybergh in England, was with his girlfriend and four others when a group of ten men started launching homophobic remarks at them. After he gained their attention, Jack was punched, kicked and stamped on.
One of the attackers reportedly used a knuckle duster, which left Jack with several marks on his body and face. He was later rushed to hospital and his family were alerted by the police.
Authorities took statements from his friends and others who witnessed the attack.
Jack’s mother, Jodie, uploaded photos of his injuries on Facebook, alongside the caption: “To the absolute bastards who jumped our boy last night, I bet your parents are so proud of you! Jack wouldn’t hurt anyone.”
She later revealed that Jack had only known the boy the abuse was directed at for about two hours, but he defended him because he knows “right from wrong”, adding: “I am so proud of him for trying to protect someone else.”