Three Charged With Harassing Gay Couple on Way to Canary Islands

Gran Canaria

Three British travelers have been arrested by police in Spain’s Canary Islands on charges that they harassed a gay couple on a flight to the islands and later on the ground.  

The couple, whose names have not been released, said the three people “mocked” them in a homophobic manner, the U.K.’s Pink News reports. The abuse reportedly continued as the couple claimed their baggage at the airport and boarded a bus to their hotel on Gran Canaria.

The couple gave a description to police, who arrested the three alleged offenders and took them before a judge on charges that they committed “a crime against the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution” of Spain by engaging in discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to Pink News. The arrests took place February 9, but police just released the information this week.

The arrestees’ identities have not been released either; news reports say only that they were age 25 to 28. There’s also no word on what punishment the judge imposed.

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