UK 'X Factor' Star & Boyfriend Open Up About Knife Attack in Their Home

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(EDGE) A former "X Factor" star from the U.K. and his boyfriend detailed an incident where they were threatened at knife point in their own home last month.

Craig Colton, who sang on the "X Factor" in 2011 and competed against Little Mix, and his boyfriend Shane Cooper said they were assaulted by a 20-year-old man early morning April 23.

"After a horrible night, of being attacked with a knife and homophobic rants at our own home, we find out the police can't do anything," Colton tweeted. 

A rep for the singer released a statement to Gay Times about the incident.

Craig and Shane would like to thank everybody who has shown concern and sent love following recent events.

Both Craig and Shane narrowly escaped the events unharmed but are limited on what they can say as they are still waiting for confirmation via the police.

The situation was a violent homophobic unprovoked attack at their home in Kent at 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. The attack was led by an early 20-year-old female wielding a knife.

Craig and Shane have been working closely with police who have been very supportive, however, they feel failed by the justice system as the female has since been released on bail for only Section Four of the public order act for homophobic slur and possibly escaped charges for the attempted knife attack.



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