London LGBT club Dalston Superstore has taken issue with allegations that an unusual incident happened near their premises on Shacklewell Lane.
U.K. publications like Evening Standard, Daily Mail and The Sun reported that three men had suffered injuries from a noxious substance attack after leaving the venue on the early morning of Sunday, May 6th. In response, the club’s management has issued a statement denying any connection with what transpired.
A passage from a post to the Dalston Superstore Facebook page reads:
The press has reported this as happening to customers outside Dalston Superstore, this is not accurate. The three men had not visited our venue, and the attack happened long after we had closed. There is no indication that this senseless and brutal attack was motivated by homophobia.
Evening Standard has since edited their article to reflect the information provided in Dalston Superstore’s statement. As of this writing, neither Daily Mail nor The Sun have made any changes to theirs.
According to a police report the three men’s injuries “are not life threatening,” but may still turn out to be “life changing.”
Source: Resident Advisor