Floyd Evans: Man jailed for stabbing gay man Francisco Nascimento in homophobic attack

Teen jailed for stabbing man in homophobic attack
Teenager Floyd Evans has been sentenced to 14 years (Picture: Cavendish Press)

A 19-year-old man was jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of stabbing a gay man in a homophobic attack.

Floyd Evans, of Chester, attacked Francisco Nascimento after drinking heavily and taking cocaine.

He stabbed the victim in a well-known meeting point for gay people along the city’s Roman walls.

Nascimento was chatting to a friend when Evans approached wearing a hat and a hoodie.

Chester's Roman walls
Chester’s Roman city walls are a popular meeting point for the gay community (Picture: Cavendish Press)

Evans proceeded to stab him in the chest, severing an artery. The victim was given life-saving surgery at Royal Liverpool Hospital where he stayed for 11 days.

Evans was handed an increased sentence due to the stabbing being a hate crime.

Roman walls
The judge said Evans knew the walls were a ‘meeting point for homosexuals’ (Picture: Cavendish Press)

Judge Elgan Edwards said: ‘I’m quite satisfied this was [a] pre-meditated, homophobic attack – you did not have that knife on you for any other reason.

‘All this man was doing was talking to his friend, but he ended up nearly dead.’

Evans, whose own brother is gay, denied carrying out the attack, claiming to not remember the incident in question.

21 May 2014 | 10:25 am – Source: metro.co.uk

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