Ian Baynham

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Ian Baynham
Ian Baynham was a gay man who died 18 days after a severe homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square, London, on 25 September 2009. He was punched by Joel Alexander, 20, and then repeatedly stamped on by Ruby Thomas, 19, as he lay unconscious. Baynham died on 13 October 2009. Judge Richard Hawkins jailed Thomas and Alexander for seven and six years respectively at the Old Bailey.[1]

The sentence on Thomas was increased from six years to seven under Section 246 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, covering "Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability or sexual orientation".

Artist Lucy Ash worked with Ian Baynham's sister and produced some art work about the death (Wrong Place, Wrong Time) [2].


  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12283937 BBC News - pair jailed for Trafalgar Square homophobic killing
  2. https://www.lucyash.com/shows/wrongplacewrongtime