Two young men escaped physically unscathed but may have long lasting mental trauma following an incident where they were forced to lock themselves in a church after being threatened by an angry group of homosexuals.
According to a report by The Star, a 17-year-old boy remains traumatised following Saturday’s (August 23) incident, where a friend of his was touched on his bottom by a homosexual. After making their disgust heard, they had to run for their lives when other gays became involved.
Michelle Dwyer, the teen’s mother, told THE STAR that the police had to rescue her son from a church after a standoff for more than two hours.
“They attacked my son, and he had to run inside a church. He locked himself inside, and about 20 of dem stood by, some trying to get to my son. A church assistant came and tried to help the situation, but she, too, was told off. They were saying dem afi get my son tonight, and dem want him phone,” the mom said.
Dwyer continued, “When the police finally came about 7:30 and removed my son, from inside the church, him say the gays circle dem and start talk a bag of things bout weh dem ago do and weh dem can do.”
THE STAR was told that the teen was asked to point out his attackers and later taken to the station to give a formal report.
Dwyer told our news team that her son is willing to go public and let people know what took place so that it doesn’t happen again.
“I am angry. What if it were my younger son? Other people children have to walk there, too. People have gotten raped and robbed, but many are afraid to report it. My son is traumatised and said he would take his own life inside the church than to have any of them touch him,” she said.
According to Dwyer, the police say they cannot do much about the multitude of issues with these gay men.
She said: “If someone attack dem, den human rights come out, but if someone harm my son, how it go? The police dem tell mi say as soon as dem lock dem up, people in high places come and bail them or have them released.”
When our news team contacted the St Andrew Central Police Division, an officer close to the investigation confirmed the incident.
Source: The Star