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London police release video of man in connection with ‘shocking’ homophobic abuse

Joseph McCormick November 14, 2016

Police in London have released video footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a “shocking” homophobic incident.

A couple, aged 26 and 28, were holding hands walking down Villiers Street in the Charing Cross area of London, when they were approached by the man.

The perpetrator proceeded to hurl homophobic insults at the couple as they walked over the Jubilee bridge towards the south of the city.

A police spokesperson said the incident was “shocking” and “has left both victims very distressed”.

An appeal has been launched by the Metropolitan Police, which released the video filmed by one of the victims on their mobile phone.

The incident took place shortly before 2am on 13 August.

The man is described as slim build, in his early 30s, and who was wearing a black top, dark hooded jumper, jeans and trainers.

Police Constable Emma Rogers, from Westminster CID, said: “This is a shocking incident that has left both victims very distressed.

“We are keen to identify the man in the footage so we can speak to them about the incident.

“We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us.”

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The video, via the Metropolitan Police, is available below:

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