Teen a victim of homophobic attack at Festibelly music festival in Lymington

Teen a victim of homophobic attack at music festival

Teen a victim of homophobic attack at music festival

First published in New Forest Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter, New Forest

A TEENAGER was kicked and abused in a homophobic attack at a Hampshire music festival.

An 18-year-old from Lymington was kicked and verbally abused by two men during the Festibelly event held in the town over the weekend.

The attack took place last Friday - the day the 48-hour festival began.

The victim is not thought to have been seriously hurt but police are trying to establish if the assault is linked to another incident that took place at Festibelly in the early hours of Saturday morning, when paint was squirted over one of the tents.

A police spokesman confirmed that officers had received reports of a homophobic attack.

He added three men had been arrested in connection with the other incident.

A 20-year-old from Dibden, a 19-year-old from Hythe and an 18-year-old from Totton had been detained on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

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7:50pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Nearly an OAP says...

Sad to say that I worked for around 25 years in Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst and I came to the conclusion that most of the New Forest was very homophobic. Perhaps it has changed recently but from what I saw then I doubt it very much.
Sad to say that I worked for around 25 years in Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst and I came to the conclusion that most of the New Forest was very homophobic. Perhaps it has changed recently but from what I saw then I doubt it very much. Nearly an OAP
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8:18pm Mon 14 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Nearly an OAP wrote:
Sad to say that I worked for around 25 years in Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst and I came to the conclusion that most of the New Forest was very homophobic. Perhaps it has changed recently but from what I saw then I doubt it very much.
yep.... they are all a 100 years in the past in that neck of the woods....
[quote][p][bold]Nearly an OAP[/bold] wrote: Sad to say that I worked for around 25 years in Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst and I came to the conclusion that most of the New Forest was very homophobic. Perhaps it has changed recently but from what I saw then I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]yep.... they are all a 100 years in the past in that neck of the woods.... steekeemcglue
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10:52pm Mon 14 Jul 14

westhantsboy says...

Yep, ......and the three arrested were not from Lymington, New Milton or Lyndhurst but from Southampton overspill of waterside.
Yep, ......and the three arrested were not from Lymington, New Milton or Lyndhurst but from Southampton overspill of waterside. westhantsboy
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11:55pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Frank28 says...

There was a similar incident at last year's festival.
There was a similar incident at last year's festival. Frank28
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8:05am Tue 15 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

Nearly an OAP wrote:
Sad to say that I worked for around 25 years in Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst and I came to the conclusion that most of the New Forest was very homophobic. Perhaps it has changed recently but from what I saw then I doubt it very much.
By this do you mean that as soon as a homosexual enters the area all and sundry descend on him/her and beat him/her?
That's the great thing about communist boo words isn't it? You can make them mean whatever you want and make ludicrous generalisations and all the other communists applaud you.
Nothing is said of the attack but I'm willing to bet that alcohol played a greater part than an irrational fear of things which are the same which is what, as the vanishingly small segment of the population who had an education know, is how "homophobia" translates.
[quote][p][bold]Nearly an OAP[/bold] wrote: Sad to say that I worked for around 25 years in Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst and I came to the conclusion that most of the New Forest was very homophobic. Perhaps it has changed recently but from what I saw then I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]By this do you mean that as soon as a homosexual enters the area all and sundry descend on him/her and beat him/her? That's the great thing about communist boo words isn't it? You can make them mean whatever you want and make ludicrous generalisations and all the other communists applaud you. Nothing is said of the attack but I'm willing to bet that alcohol played a greater part than an irrational fear of things which are the same which is what, as the vanishingly small segment of the population who had an education know, is how "homophobia" translates. Dai Rear
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9:42am Tue 15 Jul 14

westhantsboy says...

Frank28 wrote:
There was a similar incident at last year's festival.
There wasn't a festibelly event last year
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: There was a similar incident at last year's festival.[/p][/quote]There wasn't a festibelly event last year westhantsboy
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12:33pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Hastagger says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Nearly an OAP wrote:
Sad to say that I worked for around 25 years in Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst and I came to the conclusion that most of the New Forest was very homophobic. Perhaps it has changed recently but from what I saw then I doubt it very much.
By this do you mean that as soon as a homosexual enters the area all and sundry descend on him/her and beat him/her?
That's the great thing about communist boo words isn't it? You can make them mean whatever you want and make ludicrous generalisations and all the other communists applaud you.
Nothing is said of the attack but I'm willing to bet that alcohol played a greater part than an irrational fear of things which are the same which is what, as the vanishingly small segment of the population who had an education know, is how "homophobia" translates.
I agree - it's like saying "people that work around the Lymmington area are very judgmental" in fact, you can use any one incident to write a left wing headline... I'd like to see the author back up his story by showing police stats of homophobic incidents per captia compared to other areas. I suspect we would soon be able to disprove his conclusions.

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[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nearly an OAP[/bold] wrote: Sad to say that I worked for around 25 years in Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst and I came to the conclusion that most of the New Forest was very homophobic. Perhaps it has changed recently but from what I saw then I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]By this do you mean that as soon as a homosexual enters the area all and sundry descend on him/her and beat him/her? That's the great thing about communist boo words isn't it? You can make them mean whatever you want and make ludicrous generalisations and all the other communists applaud you. Nothing is said of the attack but I'm willing to bet that alcohol played a greater part than an irrational fear of things which are the same which is what, as the vanishingly small segment of the population who had an education know, is how "homophobia" translates.[/p][/quote]I agree - it's like saying "people that work around the Lymmington area are very judgmental" in fact, you can use any one incident to write a left wing headline... I'd like to see the author back up his story by showing police stats of homophobic incidents per captia compared to other areas. I suspect we would soon be able to disprove his conclusions. #himwithoutsincastth efirststone Hastagger
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3:39pm Wed 16 Jul 14

K in says...

westhantsboy wrote:
Yep, ......and the three arrested were not from Lymington, New Milton or Lyndhurst but from Southampton overspill of waterside.
Waterside is part of the New Forest and comes under NFDC... also nearer to Lymington and Lyndhurst than Southampton.

Whilst we're being judgmental and tarring Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst residents as homophobic why not insult everyone in Hythe and Waterside too and call them outcast townies because let's face it Hythe & Waterside didn't exist before Southampton grew too large... there's no history whatsoever in the area independent of Southampton!!

Anyone thought that maybe it had nothing to with homophobia and could just be drunk lads fighting? I don't know, wasn't there, just fed up that Hythe & Waterside got slated in the comments section ;-)
[quote][p][bold]westhantsboy[/bold] wrote: Yep, ......and the three arrested were not from Lymington, New Milton or Lyndhurst but from Southampton overspill of waterside.[/p][/quote]Waterside is part of the New Forest and comes under NFDC... also nearer to Lymington and Lyndhurst than Southampton. Whilst we're being judgmental and tarring Lymington, New Milton and Lyndhurst residents as homophobic why not insult everyone in Hythe and Waterside too and call them outcast townies because let's face it Hythe & Waterside didn't exist before Southampton grew too large... there's no history whatsoever in the area independent of Southampton!! Anyone thought that maybe it had nothing to with homophobia and could just be drunk lads fighting? I don't know, wasn't there, just fed up that Hythe & Waterside got slated in the comments section ;-) K in
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