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Man gets 10 years in prison for brutal anti-gay attack which left victim with a broken leg

Kamil Wladyslaw Snios has been found guilty of grievous bodily harm and sentenced to ten years in prison.

The 29-year-old brutally attacked a man back in July, leaving the victim with serious injuries including a fractured leg.

The victim – a 36-year-old man – was walking with his friend in Tottenham, London when Snios approached them.

He proceeded to shout at them in Polish, before hitting both of them and kicking the victim to the ground.

As the victim tried to crawl away, Snios continued to kick him before stealing a packet of cigarettes from his pocket.

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A court heard that he then held the cigarettes up to his groups of friends he was with as a kind of trophy.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he was told he had suffered four fractures to his leg.

When Snios was arrested by police he admitted he attacked the men because of his anti-gay views. He also made a series of homophobic remarks.

“We are pleased to have secured this sentencing for a needless, unprovoked and sustained assault that left the victim seriously injured and frightened,” said Detective Constable Mark Nicholls from Haringey CID.

“It is evident that the Met will not tolerate homophobic attacks and will work to bring offenders to justice.”

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