This month, with chilling echoes of the fatal attack on Sophie Lancaster, a pair of Goths were assaulted on a tram in Bury by a gang of thugs because of their style of clothing. The two have not been named, and police say that the attack was entirely unprovoked.
The friends, a woman and man, aged 22 and 29 respectively, were boarding a tram at the Metrolink station on their way home from a bar, when three men began to shout abuse at them.
The attackers followed them onto the tram and headbutted the woman. One of the men stamped on her face five times (excuse me while I rein in the swear words coming to mind here), fracturing her eye socket.
Her companion was punched to the ground then kicked in the face and body as he lay on the floor of the tram.
CCTV images of two of the suspects, believed to be in their early 40s, have been released; anyone who recognises these men should call police on 0161 856 8163 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
I'm just stuck on the fact that a man in his 40s stamped on a woman's face. Because of how she was dressed.
I don't know about you guys, but that makes me feel physically sick. And I really hope that it's true what they say: what goes around, comes around.