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USAlleged assault of lesbians on Long Island probed as possible hate crime

07:35  18 july  2019
07:35  18 july  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Long Island Crime . A woman, walking with her partner in Patchogue before dawn on July 7, was assaulted by one man in a group after he made lewd remarks to her, Suffolk police said, issuing a ,000 cash reward for his arrest as a possible hate crime .

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Alleged assault of lesbians on Long Island probed as possible hate crime© Suffolk County police department Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man, right, wanted in connection with the assault of a woman earlier this month. Police on Long Island, New York, are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in a possible hate-crime attack this month.

The alleged attack took place at about 3:30 a.m. on July 7. A lesbian couple told police they were in an alleyway in Patchogue when they were approached by a group of men, one of whom made lewd comments toward them.

The women believe they were targeted because of their sexuality, Suffolk County police said.

After a verbal altercation, the man attacked one of the women, according to police. She was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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Lesbian couple attacked in possible hate crime . The Vancouver Police Department said no suspects have been arrested, but confirmed its Hate Crimes Unit is investigating A Kamloops jiu-jitsu instructor who had his truck stolen was able to recover it, all while pinning the alleged suspect down.

A woman has been charged with assault and uttering threats in a case that Durham police are treating as possible hate crimes targeting Muslims. Georgina Cassidy, 47, of Oshawa, has been charged with five counts of assault , one count of threatening death and one count of threatening bodily harm.

The incident is being investigated by the county's hate crimes unit.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Five teenagers were arrested in the U.K. last month in what London police described as a homophobic attack on a lesbian couple. The couple said they were assaulted and robbed on the top deck of a double-decker bus after refusing demands from the teens that they kiss.

Hate crime reports in the U.S. increased 17 percent in 2017 from 2016, the F.B.I. said in November 2018, the third consecutive yearly rise.

The annual report found there were 7,175 bias crimes in 2017 involving 8,828 victims. Those targeted due to their sexual orientation or gender identity accounted nearly 17 percent of all victims.

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Four teens charged over London bus attack on lesbians.
British police on Thursday charged four teenage boys over an alleged homophobic attack on a lesbian couple who refused to kiss in front of them on a London night bus. The four boys, aged between 15 and 17, were all charged with committing "an aggravated hate crime", London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement. Some of the group also face other charges including theft, handling stolen goods, and possession of cannabis, the force added. They are all set to appear in a London youth court on August 21. Geymonat earlier told the BBC that the gang surrounded the couple while aboard the top deck of the bus.

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