My best friend and his boyfriend were subject to a horrendous assault in Hackney when someone yelled a homophobic slur at them from a passing car. They yelled back, at which point the car stopped and its 5 occupants got out and beat them up. The entire beating was caught on CCTV and they duly reported it to the police. The police advised them to drop the case because the car wasn’t visible, so the CCTV only showed them shouting something then 5 guys descending on them, so in the opinion of the police they had provoked the attack.
So yeah, fuck those jobsworth cunts.