One of four 16-year-old youths arrested on suspicion of attacking a gay couple in Arnhem at the weekend is going to make a formal complaint against his alleged victims.

Lawyer Gerald Roethof, who represents the teenager, told television show Pauw his client claims the fight happened after the couple acted aggressively towards the teenagers.

Roethof also denied a bolt cutter used in the attack and that the gang were all Dutch Moroccans. The sexual orientation of the couple was also irrelevant to the case, Roethof told the programme.

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