Hard to believe, but the Nigel Evans Show wasn't the strangest recent case involving Lancashire Police and a gay dude.
In an interview with his local paper, [Richard Kennedy] said: 'I heard a group of men shouting homophobic abuse at me.
'The next thing I know I was punched in the back of the head. I was violently assaulted - all because of my sexuality.
'I was covered in blood and had my face stamped on, causing my teeth to go into my gums. I might need surgery to amend the damage done. It’s absolutely disgraceful to violently attack someone because of who they are.'
Kennedy went on: 'From all of this, all I want is awareness...I want people to see what can happen if you are as stupid as me to be alone on a night out'.
Yes, indeed, a fairly typical case of homophobic violence - which is to say, a hoax
But today the teenager, who studies Contemporary Theatre and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire, admitted he made it all up.
It takes more than being exposed as a Big Fat Liar to hash his mellow though:
After being shown CCTV of him tripping and falling, face-first, onto the pavement, Kennedy accepted that the 'utterly inhumane homophobic attack' he had talked about actually never happened.
Much as Bernie Madoff accepted that his bookkeeping wasn't all it could be, no doubt.
Then again, who can blame him for his arrogance? It's not like he was going to face any consequences, was it?
Detective Inspector Paddy O’Neill said:...
'Having had oversight of the investigation... I accept his report was made in good faith.'
This wasn't a guy who woke up with a bad case of UDI (Unidentified Drinking Injury) and decided to spin a heroic tale about it in the SU bar afterwards. He made an official complaint, complete with a graphic tale of violence, and triggered a police investigation. That's the very definition of wasting police time.
More to the point, was his tale of crazed homophobes meant to encourage community cohesion and mutual respect? Hell, no. In so far as it was a classic attempt to smear, mostly Christian, social conservatives it was what the left used to call 'Hate Speech', until approximately two seconds ago.
All of which is to return to the usual point: stop giving leftists the benefit of the doubt. This case isn't about noble intentions gone wrong, it was a set up right from the off and now everyone can see how corrupt the left is.