A couple was left battered and covered in blood after reportedly refusing to kiss on a bus for a gang of men in a shocking homophobic attack.

Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend, Chris, were set upon on the top of a double-decker night bus as they were making their way to Camden Town, London, early in the morning on May 30.

A group of young men reportedly started to harass them upon discovering the pair were together. They were asked to kiss as the men made sexual gestures.


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Miss Geymonat highlighted the incident online.

She wrote on her Facebook page: “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.

“The next thing I know is that Chris is in the middle of the bus fighting with them. On an impulse, I went over there only to find her face bleeding and three of them beating her up.

“The next thing I know is I’m being punched. I got dizzy at the sight of my blood and fell back. I don’t remember whether or not I lost consciousness. Suddenly the bus had stopped, the police were there and I was bleeding all over.”

Miss Geymonat added that the gang of at least four may have broken her nose during the ordeal, and stole a phone and bag from them before taking off into the night.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan described the attack as disgusting and misogynistic.

He said hate crimes against the LGBT+ community would not be tolerated in London.

Both women were taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries.

Miss Geymonat said one of the men spoke Spanish and the others had British accents.

Scotland Yard has issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward.