Police in Ireland are investigating after a man and his husband were brutalised by a group of four men.

Police in Ireland are investigating after a man and his husband were brutalised by a group of four men.

A gay couple were savagely beaten in Ireland as they walked back from a barbecue the Irish Times is reporting. Collie McQuillan (30) and his husband Gui Aquino Teixeira McQuillan (24) were set upon by a group of four men.

McQuillan alleges that the attack happened after the four men starting shouting abuse at the couple from across the road. The men then attacked his husband and he stepped in to protect him, which is when he sustained multiple injuries.

McQuillan has released a bloodied photo of himself following the attack and has been appealing for donations via a crowdfunding site to pay for dental work he’ll need following the attack.

He has fractures in two places, two missing teeth and two that are split. His jaw has been wired.

He wrote on his gofundme page, “I was savagely attacked by a group of people which cause extensive damages to my face and jaw and teeth which resulted in myself being transferred from Portlaoise Hospital to St James’s Hospital Dublin.”

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Gui posted a note on Facebook saying, “My husband and I were savagely attacked by 4 men carrying hurls and pieces of wood, without a reason. He’s got the most severe injuries. His jaw is all fractured and he lost 4 of his front teeth. So with the physical pain, came the depression.

“We still can’t believe that this happened, what kinda of people does that? We just don’t understand.”

The attack took place in Portlaoise in County Laois on the 10th June at 2:30 AM. Portlaoise is just over 50 miles from the country’s capital, Dublin.

Police are investigating, a spokesperson said, “Gardai in Laois are investigating an alleged assault in the Harpurs Lane part of Portlaoise on Sunday the 10th of June 2018 at approx. 2.30am. One male was taken to St James Street Hospital with serious facial injuries.