A man has been jailed for grievous bodily harm after breaking a man's leg because he was gay.
Kamil Wladyslaw Snios, 29 and from Tottenham, was found guilty today at Wood Green Crown Court of grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment .
On Sunday July 16 at 10.40am, police were called to Stamford Road, Tottenham by London Ambulance Service after treating a man with a suspected broken leg following an unprovoked attack.
The victim, a 36-year-old man, was on his way to nearby shops in Stamford Road with a friend when he was approached by Snios, who shouted at them in Polish and then slapped and kicked the victim hard enough for him to fall onto the floor.
Once down, Snios continued to kick the man as he tried to crawl away and slapped his friend beside him whilst in shock. Sinos then took a packet of cigarettes out of the rear pocket of the man’s trousers and held it above him as a trophy to show his friends, who were nearby.
The victim was taken to a north London hospital and treated for four fractures to his right leg.
Officers from Haringey arrested Sinos and upon interview he made a number of homophobic remarks, sighting this as a reason he attacked the men.
Detective Constable Mark Nicholls from Haringey CID, said: “We are pleased to have secured this sentencing for a needless, unprovoked and sustained assault that left the victim seriously injured and frightened.
"It is evident that the Met will not tolerate homophobic attacks and will work to bring offenders to justice.”