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Police hunt six men after homophobic attack in Chadwell Heath
20 October 2023, 14:53
The police released images of six men they want to speak to in connection to a homophobic attack they are investigating in Chadwell Heath.
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The Met Police released images of six men they are seeking in connection with a homophobic attack in east London. No arrests have been made.
Two men in their 20s were walking along High Road in Chadwell Heath on October 1 when they were attacked.
At around 5:30pm, six unknown men verbally abused and threatened the men. One of the six men then hit one of the victims on the head with a plank of wood.
TW: HOMOPHOBIA/BLOOD/VIOLENCE !!!— الكلبة (@xbrrad) October 2, 2023
1/10/23 @ 5:30ish pm, my boyfriend and i were victims in a hate crime/assault against us in CHADWELL HEATH, EAST LDN. we were walking along the high rd where a group of 6-7 boys were outside a fast food shop calling us batty boys/fags/etc… pic.twitter.com/PoeZ77cfDn
He had to go to the hospital to treat his injuries and was discharged shortly after. The other victim didn’t suffer injuries.
The Met said it is treating the incident “as a homophobic hate crime” because of the circumstances.
In a statement, the police said: “The Met is aware of the corrosive effect of hate crime and is determined to bring those responsible for such crimes to justice.
“A dedicated LGBTQ+ liaison officer will have oversight of the investigation and provide support to the victims.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information or footage is asked to contact the police on 101 or contact via X/Twitter @MetCC and quote CAD 5640/01OCT.