A 34 year-old Deniliquin man was allegedly bashed at a local hotel because of a perception he was 'gay'.July 21, 2014 5:12pm
The Pastoral Times can reveal police are investigating an incident where a Deniliquin man was allegedly bashed because he was believed to have been a homosexual.
The incident occurred at a local hotel on July 5, according to police.
A 34 year-old Deniliquin man allegedly sustained non-life threatening injuries and concussion from being punched several times.
The alleged incident has caused outrage among the man’s family and friends, with the man’s wife contacting the Pastoral Times.
She said the ‘‘unprovoked attack’’ was because the alleged assailant believed her husband was gay.
‘‘My husband was walking from the toilet (at the hotel) and the guy was waiting for him,’’ she said.
‘‘He came back and told me he was just punched in the face; I thought he was joking.
‘‘He pointed out who he thought had done it and I went straight up to him and asked if he had just punched my husband.
‘‘The guy said, ‘Yeah, because I thought he was gay’ .
‘‘That kind of behaviour is absolutely disgusting, it’s unacceptable.’’
The woman said her husband sustained injuries including a black eye, spilt lip, bruising to his ear, suspected broken finger and concussion.
‘‘He held his hand up to protect his face and now his finger is about twice the size it should be,’’ the woman said.
‘‘He couldn’t remember much of the night before the incident and being a registered nurse for eight years I knew he had all the symptoms of concussion.
‘‘He had to take the week off work.
‘‘It hasn’t just caused him physical and emotional distress, it’s caused stress among our family and friends.’’
The woman and her husband have both made official statements to police.
Inspector Peter Hayes confirmed investigations are continuing but as yet no charges have been laid. He was unable to make any further comment on the incident.
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