Homophobic attack in Poole

Two university students have said they were left fearing for their lives after being threatened with a gun and verbally attacked.

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A gay teenager and his partner in Poole has spoken about how they were verbally abused and had what looked like a gun pointed at them. According to the students, a driver and passenger in a silver Peugeot stopped to abuse them in the early morning of 26th September.

Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo, 18-year-old Darren Mcswiggan said that a car sped up to him and his boyfriend, who were walking towards Poole Quay. Mr Mcswiggan then said that he and his boyfriend Michael King were subjected to a homophobic verbal assault.

Mr Mcswiggan then said that he and his boyfriend Michael King were subjected to a homophobic verbal assault.

During the verbal abuse. Mr Mcswiggan said that what looked like a gun was waved at them. He told the newspaper that he thought that he and his boyfriend were going to be killed.

The driver is described as: in his 20s white and messy dark hair. He spoke with a Polish accent. The passenger is described as: in his 20s, slim and long messy hair.

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Dorset Police said that they are investigating the incident.

A spokesperson said,

“It was reported two 18-year-old men were walking along the pavement when a car drove up to them. The driver shouted homophobic abuse toward the pair and then threatened them with what was believed to be a pistol.

“The victims were not physically injured in the incident.

“The vehicle – described as a silver Peugeot 106 or similar – drove off at speed.

“A search of the area was carried out, however the offenders were not identified.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101.