Four teenage boys have been charged with an aggravated hate crime over a homophobic attack on a London bus earlier this year.
28-year-old Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris were on a night bus in Camden when they were attacked on May 30th.
The women said they were approached by a group of men who made lewd and homophobic comments and asked them to kiss.
When they refused, they said they were attacked and punched several times.
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A phone and a bag were also stolen during the incident.
Two 16-year-olds, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old have now been charged with an aggravated hate crime under the UKs Public Order Act.
One of the 16-year-olds was also charged with theft and handling stolen goods and the other is accused of possessing cannabis.
The 15-year-old faces another charge of handling stolen goods.
The teens are due to appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on August 21st.