Phil Poole and his boyfriend were beaten up on a London-bound train in an homophobic attack following a Valentine’s Day meal.

Mr Poole said he was set upon by a gang of thugs as he travelled into the capital with his boyfriend Zbynek Zatloukal following a night out in Reading.

They were assaulted by a group of up to five thugs who boarded the Great Western Railway train in west London, and hurled a homophobic slur at Mr Zatloukal while Mr Poole slept on his shoulder after the pair missed their stop at Maidenhead, where they both live.

Gay Activist wishes them both a speedy recovery and that they receive justice for this unprovoked attack.