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Five teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the violent attack and robbery on a lesbian couple riding a London bus.
London police announced Saturday that a 16-year-old boy was the fifth teenager arrested in connection with the beating.
Metropolitan Police said in a press release Friday that four alleged attackers aged between 15 and 18 years old were arrested on suspicion of robbery and aggravated grievous bodily harm.
Ryanair flight attendant Melania Geymonat, 28, and her American girlfriend, Chris, detailed the encounter in a now-viral Facebook post.
Geymonat wrote that a group of men sitting behind them on the top deck of the bus reportedly figured out that the women were a couple and began "describing sexual positions" and tossing coins at the women.
The men then insisted that they kiss. The couple refused and the group allegedly began assaulting them.
Geymonat released a photo showing the couple bloodied. Authorities said they were taken to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries and have since been released.
A phone and a bag were stolen during the assault.
Police Detective Superintendent Andy Cox condemned the "disgusting attack."
"Attacks of this nature on London buses are rare. I would like to reassure those heading out over the weekend that extra uniformed and plain clothes Safer Transport officers will be out on patrol working to keep them safe and prevent crime," police said in a statement.