Words: Steve Brown
A teenager was hospitalised after she was viciously beaten by two girls in an alleged homophobic attack.
Ellie-Mae Mulholland, from west Hull, said she was attacked after she confronted ‘one of her friends’ about ten pounds they owed her, the Daily Mail reported.
The two girls then beat her calling allegedly calling her a ‘fucking lesbian’ and threatened Ellie-Mae and her partner would ‘get it ten times worse next time’.
She was taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries and her sister, Stevie-Leigh Ansell, said: “My younger sister was out and about on her way home from one of her friend’s house.
“She had seen a couple of her friends, who are usually her friends, and one of them owed her a tenner and Ellie asked about it.
“The lass said she never had it. Then they both beat her black and blue.
“Because she is gay they called her a ‘fucking lesbian, you and your girlfriend are going to get it ten times worse next time’.
“She thought they were her friends. All this happened while she was on the phone to her mum.”
Ellie-Mae, 18, was left with a bruised and bloodied nose, two black eyes and two lumps on her head.
Her sister continued: “Just by looking at her face they have had a really good go at her. I think is absolutely ridiculous.
“I feel I cannot let this happen to my sister because she is gay. I just feel really helpless.
“It is not okay, regardless if she is gay or not, to do this to an 18-year-old. It is absolutely disgusting.
“This is something daft over a tenner and then all the gay stuff came out which I don't see why it is such a problem.
“As soon as they have an argument it is straight to her being a lesbian. Because she smokes, they won't take her cigarettes off her because they say they will get ‘lesbian germs’.”