Close Friend of Boy George Attacked and Beaten in London
Boy George has talked of his fears of a growing intolerance towards people who stand out from the norm after his close friend Philip Sallon was attacked in central London following a night out.
Sallon, 59, known for his outrageous sense of style, remained in hospital on Friday with a fractured skull and broken bones after being attacked in the early hours of last Saturday.
He was found unconscious by paramedics in Shaftesbury Avenue at around 3.30am, after a witness called 999 before leaving the scene.
No witnesses have come forward and no CCTV footage of the attack outside the Gap store in Piccadilly Circus has been uncovered by police, who say there is as yet no evidence to suggest it was a homophobic attack. Police said in a statement: “The victim was outside the Gap store at approximately 03:30 hours when officers believe he was approached by two suspects who kicked him repeatedly in the head and subsequently ran off.
- Boy George: Why Is There No CCTV Footage Of Friend Philip Sallon Getting Beaten Unconscious? (queerty.com)
- Appeal over gay socialite attack (bbc.co.uk)