Detectives with the Metropolitan police in London, UK, have released a photo of three men they want to speak to in connection with a homophobic attack in London.
The incident took place on the city’s Southbank on the afternoon of New Year’s Day.
A male couple, aged 28 and 31, were assaulted after a group of four men spotted them holding hands, according to Metro. The unprovoked incident happened around 2.30pm close to London’s National Theatre.
The victims suffered facial injuries and bruising.
Metropolitan police seek four men in connection with attack
‘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,’ said a police statement. An image of three of the suspects has been released. Authorities are treating the incident as a hate crime.
‘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.’