Woman and girl arrested following alleged homophobic assault on teenager in Yorkshire 10 months ago

Woman and girl arrested following alleged homophobic assault on teenager in Yorkshire

Two people have been arrested following an alleged homophobic assault on a teenager in Yorkshire.

An investigation was launched by Humberside Police in Hull yesterday after photos of the 18-year-old emerged on social media.

The images were shared on Facebook by her brother, Stevie-Leigh Ansell, and showed the woman with a bloodied face, visibly in distress.

She was taken to hospital following the incident.

A 21-year-old and a 16-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the alleged assault. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

"A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on another woman in Hull," reads a statement.

"An 18-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted between 3 and 4pm and sustained facial injuries which needed hospital treatment.

"The arrested woman who is from Hull has been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and possessing a controlled drug."

Sky News reports that police later confirmed that a 16-year-old girl had also been arrested.

Both remain in police custody.