Police appeal for help finding two men after Birkenhead homophobic attack
Police have appealed for help finding two men, after a homophobic attack on a teenager in Birkenhead.
The incident took place on June 29 at around 3am on Borough Road, when men on bikes yelled homophobic comments at a 19-year-old.
One of the offenders then approached the victim and assaulted him.
Police are conducting a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident, which is being treated as a hate crime.
Detectives have released footage of two men who they are seeking in connection with the incident, appealing for any help in identifying them.
A statement from Merseyside Police reads: “Detectives believe the men pictured may be able to help them with their enquiries and would urge them or anyone who recognises them him to contact the police.”
Detective Constable Tony Jones, said: “Merseyside Police is committed to tackling all forms of hate crime and specialist officers are investigating this incident.
“I am sure the local community would agree that this kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would appeal to anyone with information about this incident, or anyone who recognised the two men pictured, to call police.
“The information you provide will be thoroughly investigated and could help us identify the people responsible.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Wirral SIGMA Hate Crime Unit on 0151 777 2884, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Watch the CCTV footage below: