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Kydis Zellinger
Kydis Zellinger
Kydis Zellinger

29 Oct 2018

Man beaten up on bus in hate crime

An 18-year-old gay man was viciously beaten up on a bus in south Bristol ‘for being different’, a court heard.

Paul Austin shouted homophobic abuse and repeatedly punched Kydis Zellinger in the face during the hate crime.

Mr Zellinger said he was ‘scared for his life’ in the prolonged attack on Monday 15th October.

Austin, of Inns Court, Bristol, pleaded guilty to assault; Bristol Magistrates’ Court sentenced the 27-year-old to 18 weeks in jail.

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