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Injuries in suspected homophobic assault in Spain were 'consensual', admits man

A Spanish man who reported being assaulted has admitted that his injuries were consensual, the interior ministry has said.Spain had been left in shock after the apparent violent homophobic assault in broad daylight in central Madrid last Sunday.The 20-year-old victim at first said he had been attacked by eight masked men in the lobby of his apartment building in the fashionable Malasaña district.Police initially reported that the attackers used homophobic language, slashed the man's mouth with a knife, and then carved a slur into one of his buttocks.But the apparent victim has now admitted that the injuries were caused while he was having sex with another person.Police officers had visited the man's apartment to take a new witness statement

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