Student charged with GBH over homophobic attack which shocked Brighton

Posted On 01 Aug 2016 at 2:51 pm

A man has been charged with committing grievous bodily harm after a gay man’s jaw was broken in a homophobic attack on Brighton seafront.

Aaron Woods holds his broken jaw

Aaron Woods holds his broken jaw

Victim Aaron Woods, from Eastbourne, shared images of his smashed face following the assault on Madeira Drive in May.

Two men were arrested at the time on suspicion of the attack and released on police bail while enquiries continued. Now, Arain Moradi, 21, a student, of Blenheim Crescent, London, has been charged.

He is accused of approaching the 26-year-old victim in Madeira Drive in the early hours of Sunday 8 May and using homophobic language before assaulting him.

Moradi is on conditional bail and due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 1 September.

  1. Daniel Harris Reply

    Great stuff. No Hate In Our City

    • Jo Lodge Reply

      Let’s hope that the Police show as much interest by arresting the Eastern Europeans in Brighton who are actively physically assaulting and persecuting members of the Gay and Lesbian community

    • E P Campbell Reply

      Moradi was from London, to be fair. Homophobes probably see Brighton as a Happy Hunting Ground, unfortunately.

  2. E P Campbell Reply

    This man was a Muslim on a mission. He was videoing men outside Legends (gay) bar before the attack. He chose the tallest as his victim, 6′ 6″ Aaron Woods who is also a male model.

    Police covered up the fact that he was shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he smashed the guy’s jaw with a knuckle duster. according to his friend.

    ‘Nothing to do with Islam,’ Brighton Police.

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