A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged homophobic attack in Hull.
Humberside Police began an investigation following reports an 18-year-old woman had been assaulted in the city, after pictures of her bloodied face emerged on social media.
The woman’s sister said she had been targeted because she was a lesbian.
A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged homophobic assault in Hull yesterday 8 July. She’s currently in our custody on suspicion of ABH and drugs offences. Read more here: https://t.co/MHZEi4xlls pic.twitter.com/t5mcoJtWhE— Humberside Police (@Humberbeat) July 9, 2019
On Tuesday, Humberside Police said: "A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on another woman in Hull which we are now investigating as a hate crime.
"It happened on Swannage Walk yesterday afternoon Monday 8 July.
"An 18-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted between 3pm 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.
"She remains in our custody."