Men accuse TfL of 'failing to investigate anti-gay tube abuse'
November 2, 2010 17:41
Three gay friends are considering legal action against Transport for London (TfL) after they say the company failed to properly investigate an incident in which they claim they were subjected to homophobic abuse by a member of tube staff.
The men, all in their mid-twenties, say that while travelling on the underground on the evening of June 26th this year, one of them was punched in the face by a fellow passenger in a homophobic attack.
They said they exited the tube at Finsbury Park station and told a member of staff about the attack, who responded: "What do you expect you f**king poofs?"
The men, a software engineer, customer service worker and a designer, reported the incident to TfL and the police, who subsequently arrested a 38-year-old man. However, the case was dropped due to 'insufficient evidence', despite the fact that the altercation was captured on CCTV footage.