The attack left Ben with physical, emotional and mental scars. He felt isolated, unsafe and alone. He had recently emigrated to London and no longer felt able to be open about his sexuality. He felt ashamed and traumatised every time he saw his scars in the mirror.
Galop supported Ben for two years in his recovery and journey for justice. We helped him report to police, liaised and advocated for him during his on-going case, and supported him in court. We also helped him get financial compensation for his injuries and to access therapy and social support.
Names and some details have been changed to protect the anonymity of our clients