Couple left severely injured after suspected homophobic attack
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“We still can’t believe that this happened, what kind of people does that?"
A 30-year-old man from Mexico who was viciously attacked alongside his husband in Portlaoise earlier this month has started a GoFundMe page to raise much-needed funds for the extensive damage caused to his face.
Collie Aquino Teixeira McQuillan and his husband were walking home when they were approached and attacked by a group of men who reportedly beat they with hurley sticks.
Collie Aquino Teixeira McQuillan was brutally beaten as he tried to protect his husband and now has an upper and lower broken jaw, a splintered bone in his jaw as well as two missing teeth and another two broken teeth according to Independent.ie.
The couple believe the attack was of a homophobic nature and now are raising much-needed funds for their medical bill which they believe will mount over €8,000. You can check out the GoFundMe page here.
Mr McQuillan's husband wrote the following emotional post on Facebook after the attack...
“It never comes to your mind that this could happen to you or to someone close, till it does.
“My husband and I were savagely attacked by four men carrying hurls and pieces of wood, without a reason. He’s got the most severe injuries. His jaw is all fractured and lost four his front teeth. So with the physical pain, came the depression.”
“We still can’t believe that this happened, what kind of people does that? We just don’t understand.”
The Gardaí are currently investigating the incident.