Gay MP injured in daytime attack by teen thugs

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A Plaid Cymru MP has been attacked in Worcester. Four youths attacked Adam Price and a friend, who were on their way to a party in a restaurant.

“A gang of youths set upon him randomly,” a paty spokeswoman told The Independent.

“They had no idea who he was.

“It was an unprovoked attack. He is a bit battered and bruised and has a black eye, but no broken bones.”

Mr Price, the MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, is one of two out MPs from a Welsh constituency.

He was named as one of the 50 most powerful LGBT people in the UK by last year.

Mr Price’s spokeswoman, Heledd Fychan, said he received facial cuts during the assault, just after 5pm on Saturday, and was unable to attend the party, which celebrated his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.

A police spokesman said: “Mr Price and his friend were taken to hospital for treatment. Four male suspects were arrested.”