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A group of five lesbians were set upon by more than 15 men in a homophobic beating which left some missing teeth.

One woman said she feared she would die from the attack, another lost seven front teeth from a single punch and a third had a fit after she was left bleeding.

The women, who published photos of their injuries in The News, but said they didn’t want to be named, had left the Blue Anchor pub.

After singing ‘I’m in the Mood for Dancing’, the women said they were subjected to homophobic abuse.

The five women now say they want to bring their attackers to justice.

As the women rushed to help their friends, more men joined the attack.

A sister of one of the victims, who saw the attack, said: “The men had got off the girls but they were still hitting the older woman,

I’d say at least 20 or 30 times.

“I was begging them to stop. It wasn’t until they heard the sirens that they threw her and ran off.

“They dropped her like she was nothing and ran back into the club.”

She went on to say that she saw a man “stamping on a woman’s head”, and that she “had to beg for them to stop”.

Of her injuries, one of the victims said: “In the first punch all seven top teeth were out, and my jaw was fractured.

“It seemed like forever but the police are telling us it was only 10 minutes.”

Another victim said she witnessed at least seven men attacking a woman who was punched in the chest repeatedly.

A third victim told the paper: “There was just a massive group, at last seven, they were just punching me.

“I just remember trying to protect myself.

“They were trying to get me on the floor,” she added, saying she then saw another friend of hers “fitting”.

“There was blood everywhere,” she continued.

Three men from London were arrested, say Hampshire police, on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Another man was arrested on suspicion of affray.
The men have since been released but remain under investigation.

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