Four charged with hate crime over homophobic attack on two women riding night bus in West Hampstead
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Four teenagers have been charged with committing an aggravated homophobic hate crime on a night bus in West Hampstead.
Two women were travelling home on the N31 bus on May 30 when they were attacked by a group of young men.
Melania Geymonat, 28, was on the bus after a night out with her date Chris.
The couple were approached and assaulted before their belongings were stolen. Both suffered facial injuries and were left bloodied.
Four boys have been charged under the Public Order Act.
A 16-year-old from Wandsworth has also been charged with theft and handling stolen goods, while a Kensington and Chelsea boy, also 16, also faces a charge for possession of cannabis.
The others charged are a 15-year-old from Kensington and Chelsea - who also faces an allegation of handling stolen goods - and a 17-year-old from the same west London borough.
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They will appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on August 21.