Homophobic gang attacks drive couple from home

A lawyer has been forced to leave his home after a homophobic hate campaign saw him and his partner attacked by children as young as 12.

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Daniel Donaldson, 34, and his partner, Arran Southall, 28, have lived in the home in Drylaw for more than three years. But after suffering a string of homophobic attacks over the last two months they feel they have been left with no choice but to move.

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One incident saw thugs launch “missiles” of bricks and stones at their windows while calling them “beasts” and “sex offenders”. They also had their car windscreen smashed.

Mr Donaldson said: “Me and my partner stuck out like a sore thumb and it was almost like ‘we are the only gays in the village’.

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