British police are investigating a homophobic attack on a bus in London.
They are appealing for witnesses and information after two women were assaulted and robbed early on Thursday morning.
Police said a group of four men approached the women on the top deck.
Melania Geymonat (28) and her girlfriend Chris were on a night bus when the men started to make lewd comments and asked them to kiss.
The women were then attacked and punched several times, before the men ran off the bus.
A phone and bag were also stolen during the assault.
Both women were taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries.
On her Facebook page, Ms Geymonat said: "They started behaving like hooligans, demanding that we kissed so they could enjoy watching, calling us 'lesbians' and describing sexual positions."
"In an attempt to calm things down, I started making jokes. I thought this might make them go away.
"Chris even pretended she was sick, but they kept on harassing us, throwing us coins and becoming more enthusiastic about it."
"I just hope that in June, Pride month, stuff like this can be spoken out loudly so they stop happening", she added.
London's Mayor Sadiq Khan described the attack as "disgusting" and "misogynistic".
"Hate crimes against the LGBT+ community will not be tolerated in London", he said.
This was a disgusting, misogynistic attack. Hate crimes against the LGBT+ community will not be tolerated in London.
The @metpoliceuk are investigating and appealing for witnesses. If you have any information - call 101. https://t.co/4zSqxyE6IP
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 7, 2019
Main image: Melania Geymonat (right) and her partner Chris | Image: Facebook/Melania Ps