Man Charged in Homophobic Attack in Vauxhall

Vauxhall, where the attack took place

A man has been charged in Vauxhall in relation to a homophobic attack which happened on the early hours of Sunday morning.

In the attack two men were attacked outside the Lightbox Nightclub in the Lambeth area of Vauxhall with an ammonia solution. The two men were believed to have been attacked because they were gay. One of the men got bleach sprayed in his eye and was told by doctors he may never see again.

The second man had bleach sprayed in his mouth. A third man was later found to have been attacked with bleach, however it is unknown whether the two attacks are related.

Jonathan William Lynn, 31 of Worcester Park in the South-West of London was charges with wounding with intent, three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and possession of a weapon for discharge of a noxious liquid/gas in connection with the incident.

He is due in court today (June 13th) at Camberwell Green Magistrates court to hear the charges brought against him.

The arrest took place yesterday (June 12) with Mark Healy the co-ordinator of Lambeth’s Hate Crime Organisation stating ” I’m really pleased that this man hunt has been concluded so quickly and that we now have the suspect in custody.”

The story broke after one of the men gave an interview to the London Evening Standard and said “What’s playing on my mind is the fact that this guy has left his flat and thought ‘wallet, keys, bottle of bleach.’ The guy has gone out with the intention of blinding someone.”

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