A gay couple from London were beaten unconscious in a vicious homophobic attack.

Updated: 10th August

A married gay couple, Tristan and Vestal, from Lewisham in London found themselves beaten beyond recognition and unconscious in a homophobic attack on the Greek Island of Mykonos.

The attack took place on the 19th July as the couple returned from a popular gay bar on the island, which is known for its usually friendly gay scene.

The couple were beaten so badly that Tristan will need reconstructive treatment on his teeth.

Speaking to The Evening Standard Tristan said,

“I can remember walking up a hill and turning round because Vestal wasn’t with me.

“I could see he was talking to someone we didn’t know and was being pinned up against some railings.

“I said to him ‘Vestal, we need to go’ and he said he would deal with it. It was the last thing I could remember.

“When I woke up my head was feeling battered and my two front teeth were missing. I cradled Vestal who was also unconscious. He only came to when he was in the hospital.”

 

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The Greek police are now investigating the attack, although the assault happened in an area without CCTV.

A gofundme page has been created to help the couple pay for dental treatment for Tristan, who will need extensive treatment to restore his teeth, a number of which were broken and knocked out during the attack.

The fund has already attracted over £6000 in donations.

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