Police in Northampton have released an image of a man they believe was involved in a homophobic attack last month.

On Thursday 26 January sometime after 11pm, a young man was walking between Northampton station and a BP petrol station at Westbridge.

He was attacked by three men at Black Lion Hill and required hospital treatment.

The man in questioned is pictures in the petrol station wearing red and grey hoodie, a jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Northamptonshire Police said the victim “was followed to and from the filling station by three men”.

“They questioned the victim’s sexuality and then assaulted him, punching and kicking him to the head. He required treatment at Northampton General Hospital for facial cuts and bruises.

“We believe the man pictured in the filling station is one of the offenders.

“Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 and ask for the Hate Crimes Unit – alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”