Police have released images of two women they are seeking in connection with a homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square last month.

A 62-year-old man remains in hospital with serious head injuries after he was attacked on Duncannon Street on September 25th just before 11pm.

He and and another man were verbally abused by a woman. Following the argument, the woman and two friends – a man and another woman – kicked him to the ground.

Police described the assault as “vicious” and said the innocent men were on a night out in London. The second man was treated for minor injuries.

The CCTV images show two women who were in the Trafalgar Square area at the time of the attack.

Officers were called to the scene at around 10.45pm to reports that a man had been assaulted outside the South African Embassy, Duncannon Street.

DCI Alexis Boon from Westminster Public Protection Unit, leading the investigation, said: “The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital. We hope release of these images will help us to identify members of the public who were in the area at the time of the attack and may be able to provide us with valuable information. It is vital that anyone who can assist contacts us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call Westminster CID on 020 7321 9314; to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.