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Leeds: Police appeal over anti-gay assault at train station

July 17, 2014

British Transport Police are appealing for information following a homophobic assault at Leeds train station.

Officers have released CCTV images of two men they are looking to trace in connection with the incident.

A 21-year-old man was attacked by four individuals after leaving a McDonald’s restaurant at 3.10am on Saturday 5 July.

The victim suffered swelling and bruising to his face and a cut lip.

PC Daniel Worthington said: “The victim, a 21-year-old man from Leeds, was in McDonald’s in the station when he was approached by four men. After chatting, the group followed him to the taxi rank where they shouted homophobic abuse. Two members of the group attacked the victim, punching him in the head and face before running off.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting log PSUB/B3 of 11/07/14.

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