Boy, 13, arrested following homophobic attacks on Caernarfon LGTB youth club members

LGBT Youth Club for Gwynedd and Mon held at Gisda, Caernarfon A teenage boy has been arrested following homophobic attacks on members of an LGBT youth club.

North Wales Police confirmed that a 13-year-old boy was arrested following incidents relating to members of a youth club held at Caffe Gisda in Caernarfon .

It comes after one club member was assaulted at a bus stop after leaving the cafe in July, and other incidents of verbal abuse were reported.

During a meeting held on Wednesday, organisers confirmed that one club member was hospitalised as a result of a physical attack.

More than 150 people have been using the club since it launched in November 2017.

Sergeant Non Edwards, from the force, said: "We’ll continue to work to deal with problems, but we need people to work with us in partnership. LGBT Youth Club for Gwynedd and Mon held at Gisda, Caernarfon Aled David Griffiths one of the leaders at the Youth Club (Image: Arwyn Roberts) "We don’t have any more police officers, so education is the key as well."

The club’s founder, Aled Griffiths, described the incidents as "serious" and said that there was a need to "stand up for equality". Inside the LGBT youth club in Caernarfon

Mr Griffiths previously told of how the club was aimed at forming an "inclusive" environment.

He said: "What we wanted to do was to create an inclusive environment for young people from the LGBT community.

“Somewhere they could come and have the freedom to chat, make new friends and express themselves which ever way they wanted.” Transport for Wales bus pass change

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“I had a difficult journey growing up. There were no similar social groups which I could be a part of and at times I felt really isolated, right up until I left for university.

“By doing this I’ve had a chance to look back on my own experiences growing up and hopefully it’ll help others going through a similar situation.”