Three London men assaulted in suspected homophobic attack
London’s Metropolitan Police are hunting for two men in connection with a suspected violent homophobic attack.
The attack took place in the early hours of October 4 in Wood Green, London.
According to an appeal from the Met, three men aged in their 20s were assaulted by two suspects.
There was a “verbal interaction between the victims and the suspects prior to the attack,” a Met spokesperson told the Evening Standard, which is why the incident is “being treated as a homophobic incident.”
Police were called to the scene at 4:30 AM after the incident.
One of the victims required hospital treatment, but was subsequently discharged.
No arrests have been made, but police are continuing to make enquiries.
On Monday, police released images showing men they wish to speak with in connection with the incident.
The photos show two men, one pictured from behind wearing jeans and a dark top, and another visible from the front.
The appeal says: “Anyone who knows the identity of either of the men, of has information that may assist the investigation, is asked to call detectives in the Haringey Community Safety Unit via 101 quoting CAD 969/oct04.
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London has recently seen a renewed focus on tackling hate crime, with a large investment in an online hate crime hub.
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