English Teen Beaten For Being A Metal Head

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.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Bayjas

    I would have helped this guy beat those fiends down

  • Anonymous

    Just five minutes alone is all I need with them, just five minutes alone and they would find out what pure torture is. All the morons invovled in this beating should begiven the electric chair and God please let me pull the lever :)

  • James Hetfield

    Dave Mustaine put them up to it.

  • Bjorn McPriestrapist

    Fucking scum – this makes me angry as hell. Bugger the electric chair, bring back the blood eagle.

  • Seance Blogg

    Off with their heads

  • christoffer schrøder

    usually that don´t happen to me because i bodybuild seriously and usually when shithead-music people try´s to fight me i beat them to utter shit >: D metalheads rule m/!