A Christian street preacher was held in a police cell for 11 hours after a lesbian falsely accused him of homophobia. Rob Hughes had been speaking in Basildon, Essex when a woman who said she was “gay and proud” shouted: “Get down off your pedestal, you judgmental ***. Homophobia is not in this town” – despite the fact Mr Hughes had not even mentioned homosexuality.
Mr Hughes was later arrested after police said they had received a complaint that he had been using homophobic language.
He told the Daily Mail: “I was taken to the police station, processed, mugshot, fingerprints, DNA, the whole works. I was in a cell for about 11 hours, and then my solicitor finally arrived. Watch Rob Hughe’s story and read the rest of the story:
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