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English Teen Beaten For Being A Metal Head

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She likes dudes with long hair

That’s the word from The Gauntlet.

They claim a Manchester teen, who digs the heavy shit, was attacked by 15 “youths,” gangland-style. This happened over the weekend, from what I can tell.

Ben Moores, 16, was called “mosher” and “freak” while being punched and kicked by the gang of hooligans. Moores believes he was attacked for his long hair and black clothes.

The teen attackers pulled out clumps of Ben’s hair as they stomped on his wrists.

Ben suffered bruising to his head and body but escaped serious injury.

“When they got me on the floor I thought I was going to die,” Moores says. “There was no stopping them — they wouldn’t let me up. I had blood all over my face by the end. When I was getting kicked and stamped in my head and on my wrists and my hair was being pulled out, there was nothing I could do.

“Thinking about it now makes me shiver in shock,” Moores recalls. “They were only doing it because of the way I look and because I’ve got long hair and like heavy metal music. It’s all because I dress a bit different and have different interests.”

Seven teenagers were arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with the attack.