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Men holding hands injured in daylight attack

Police investigating suspected hate crime after homophobic attack in which victims suffered facial injuries

16 January, 2019

A CCTV image of three of the four suspects

POLICE are investigating a suspected hate crime after a homophobic attack.

Two men who were holding hands were subjected to an unprovoked assault close to the National Theatre in Southwark.

The victims, aged 28 and 31, suffered facial injuries and bruising in the daylight assault at 2.30pm on January 1.

Met officers this week released an image of three of the four suspects they are trying to track down.

The suspects are all described as white, aged in their mid-20s and wearing hooded tops. They left in the direction of the OXO Tower.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Lambeth via 101 quoting reference 6108/1Jan or tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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