Cake makers receive vile homophobic letter from customer

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Cake makers receive vile homophobic letter from customer

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Stephen Whyteside (R) and Michael Burns were sent an abusive letter (Picture: SWNS)

A gay couple were left horrified after a homophobic letter was sent to their shop.

Stephen Whyteside, 41, and Michael Burns, 52, were handed the note by their staff at Special Days Cakes in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, yesterday.

The hand-written letter complained about the married couples sexuality and the writer said they would be returning to the shop for a refund.

Mr Whyteside initially thought the note was a joke but when he realised it was serious he became upset.

He said he and husband Mr Burns had not fallen out with any customers and believed it was a targeted attack.

Mr Whyteside said: The staff in the shop opened the mail and found this pretty horrible letter.

I just laughed at first. Us being gay has never been hidden.

It seems like a targeted bit of hate.

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We dont have clients that are that way inclined.

I think its been a targeted attack on the business.

Stephen Whyteside (R) and Michael Burns (L). A couple who run a popular cake shop were left horrified when they received a homophobic letter. See SWNS story SWSCletter. Stephen Whyteside, 41, and Michael Burns, 52, run Special Days Cakes in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire and received the hate-filled note yesterday (Thu). Staff at the shop opened the hand-written letter which was addressed to the shop and posted using a second class stamp. The shocking letter complained about the married couple?s sexuality and the writer said they would be going back to the shop for a refund. After opening the vile letter, Stephen said staff were left upset by it, despite him initially thinking it was a joke when they called him up and told him about it. Stephen said he and husband Michael haven't fallen out with any customers and believes it's a 'targeted attack' on the pair.

Married couple Stephen Whyteside (R) and Michael Burns (Picture: SWNS)

The couple, who started up the bespoke cake business 26 years ago, reported the offensive letter to the police.

Officers visited them today and have launched a hate crime investigation.

Police collected the letter and envelope to examine them for DNA and fingerprints.

Mr Burns criticised the note on Facebook and also appealed for help in finding the culprit.

He wrote: Anyone recognise this hand writing?

Got this sent to my shop today…Im not ashamed whatsoever about my sexuality.

A couple who run a popular cake shop were left horrified when they received a homophobic letter. See SWNS story SWSCletter. Stephen Whyteside, 41, and Michael Burns, 52, run Special Days Cakes in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire and received the hate-filled note yesterday (Thu). Staff at the shop opened the hand-written letter which was addressed to the shop and posted using a second class stamp. The shocking letter complained about the married couple?s sexuality and the writer said they would be going back to the shop for a refund. After opening the vile letter, Stephen said staff were left upset by it, despite him initially thinking it was a joke when they called him up and told him about it. Stephen said he and husband Michael haven't fallen out with any customers and believes it's a 'targeted attack' on the pair.

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