"It's defined in law, it's acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are."
"So this attack on people outside a gay nightclub was one...?"
Scotland Yard are not currently treating the incident as a homophobic attack.
Detective Sergeant Quinn Cutler said: “This is a particularly vicious and unpleasant incident which has left a number of people with potentially lasting injuries.
“I know that a number of people witnessed this incident and I urge those people to come forward and share their information and/or footage with police.”Gosh. It's almost as though the police get to decide, not the victim, after all...
But, luckily, in the UK it's the jury that has the final say.