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Appeal after men subjected to homophobic abuse in Charing Cross

News   •   Nov 14, 2016 06:00 GMT

Detectives from Westminster Borough have released footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a homophobic incident in Charing Cross.

On Saturday, 13 August police were called shortly after 02:00hrs to a report of verbal abuse in Villiers Street, Charing Cross.

As two men -aged 28 and 26- walked down the street holding hands they were approached by a man who shouted homophobic abuse at them. The man continued to shout at the victims as they walked west along Jubilee footbridge towards Lambeth.

One of the victims was able to record the suspect on his mobile phone.

The suspect (image ref 227567) is described as a slim white man in his early 30s 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.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.