Plymouth teenager, 17, arrested over alleged homophobic assault
A TEENAGE boy has been arrested in connection with an alleged homophobic attack on a student who was left with broken ribs.
The 19-year-old student was alleged to have been attacked near the Dog and Dug public house in Mutley Plain at around 3.10am on October 6.
He told police he had heard a person shouting "fag" and "batty boy" just before he was allegedly struck around the head, knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked.
Police say a 17-year-old male was arrested on November 9 on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.
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Following interview the man was released on police bail until January 4 next year.
Police say they are still appealing for witnesses.
If you have information about the alleged incident contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number EC/12/9587.