UPDATE: Calum McSwiggan Arrested; Reports Claim His Homophobic Attack Was Fake
29 June 2016, 09:58
Here's everything we know so far.
At the time of writing, reports are coming to light that all may not be as it seems in regards to the apparent homophobic attack on British YouTuber Calum McSwiggan. Yesterday we reported on the fact that Calum had been violently attacked after hanging out with fellow YouTubers at a West Hollywood nightclub. Taking to Instagram to release a statement, Calum claimed he was targeted for being gay and had be admitted to hospital having needed six stitches to his head and losing three teeth.
However, the latest reports from the L.A County Sheriff Department claim they cannot find any evidence of his claim.
What we do know so far is that Calum was arrested after reportedly vandalising a car. After his arrest, police took a mug shot which shows Calum without a single injury on his face.
Shockingly, it's then been claimed by police that Calum's injuries were self inflicted. Calum was placed in a cell alone and was only hospitalised when police saw him "beating himself with the handle and receiver" of a payphone which was in his cell. Calum was told by police not to speaking about the incident until it had gone to a court hearing, due to take place in LA on Wednesday 29th June.
Despite the latest reports and the fact Calum was told not to voice his story until his hearing, he's taken to Twitter once more to attempt to clear up confusion. He tweeted: "I've been told to say nothing before court tomorrow but staying silent here is killing us. If you're a friend, just DM me for the truth"
Speaking of friends, Riyadh and Melanie Murphy- two of the people partying with Calum that evening- have also taken to Twitter.
As well as social media posts supporting him, there were also those who claim to know the "truth".
We'll report back once the case has been taken to court and we have further details.