Christian Preacher Arrested, Held For 11 Hours After Lesbian Fakes Homophobia Complaint

A Christian street preacher was held in a police cell for 11 hours after a lesbian falsely accused him of homophobia.

Rob Hughes had been speaking in Basildon, Essex when a woman who said she was “gay and proud” shouted: “Get down off your pedestal, you judgmental ***. Homophobia is not in this town” – despite the fact Mr Hughes had not even mentioned homosexuality.

Mr Hughes was later arrested after police said they had received a complaint that he had been using homophobic language.