Second gay man beaten up in Amsterdam park

A second man has been beaten up in the gay cruising area of Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, the Parool reports on Friday.

The incident happened on October 20 but has only just been made public, the paper says. The victim, a 45-year-old man, was in the park looking for a casual sexual contact. One man demanded cash and then he and another man attacked the victim when he refused to pay.

The victim was kicked and punched before a witness sounded the alarm.

In September, a 55-year-old man was stabbed 15 times in his face, back, arm and hand. Police said the two incidents do not appear to be connected.

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