A man had to escape from homophobic yobs as he left the Metrolink at Monsall in Manchester on Tuesday night

On Tuesday night a man had to flee from homophobic yobs as he got off the Metrolink at Monsall.

At around 11pm he was leaving the tram when two men approached him and asked if he was gay.

When he said yes, they shouted ‘queer b*****d’ and started throwing objects at him.

Only when a passing woman shouted at them to stop did he manage to get away – but not without suffering a cut to his face, possibly as a result of falling over in his desperation to escape.

Police are now investigating, stressing they take hate crimes extremely seriously.

It comes after a teenager was subjected to a horrific anti-semitic attack at Bowker Vale tram station in Crumpsall on Saturday – sparking public outcry.

Moshe Fuerst, 17, fell into a coma and suffered a bleed to the brain in the brutal assault, in which his attackers also hurled anti-semitic abuse.

Three other young Orthodox Jewish men were all also injured in the attack.

A third boy, also 17 and who lives at an address in Prestwich, has been arrested today (Thursday) on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and violent disorder after he presented himself at a local police station. The arrest is also in connection with an incident at Bowker Vale.

Police have also issued an urgent appeal for witnesses to the attack. Although Moshe and his friends were verbally abused on the station platform they tried to run away and were attacked in the nearby Middleton Road area.

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