Man arrested in Surbiton ‘fairy’ anti-gay attack investigation

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating a homophobic attack by two assailants dressed as fairies.

The thugs, who were wearing pink tutus and fairy wings, carried out the homophobic attack in Surbiton, south-west London, early on Saturday morning.

The pair hurled anti-gay abuse at their two victims, before punching them and kicking them in the head.

Metropolitan Police said the man arrested today on suspicion of common assault and grievous bodily harm is currently at a west London police station.

Police have yet to arrest the second attacker.

“At this early stage it is believed that both victims were walking along Victoria Road when they passed a group of men and women. They were subjected to homophobic abuse by the men in the group.

“The two victims walked away but when they reached the zebra crossing near Brighton Road the two men from the group who were both wearing pink tutus approached them.

“They punched the 18-year-old victim. The 21-year-old victim was kicked and stamped upon. Passers by intervened to stop the attack.”


One of the victims, 21-year-old Robbie Kingsford, needed hospital treatment after the attack.

His father said: “I’m horrified there are still people out there who are homophobic. What’s more they were the ones dressed as pink fairies. What can you say about that?”


The investigation is ongoing.