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Police launch manhunt after brutal homophobic attack in London

By Will Stroude

Police have released e-fit images of two suspects after a brutal homophobic attack in London.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was crossing the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill, north London shortly before 1am on Sunday, 26 July, when he was approached by two men.

The men began shouting homophobic abuse at the victim before physically assaulting him, causing minor injuries.

The attack took place at a the Seven Sisters Road and Amhurst Park junction in Stamford Hill, north London shortly before 1am on Sunday, 26 July

After the two men left, the victim called the police – only for the men to return. They proceeded to steal his headphones and attempt to steal his phone.

The suspects are both described as white and in their mid-20s. One man is believed to be around 5ft 6ins tall, with a beard and was wearing a green baseball cap at the time.


The other man is believed to be approximately 6ft 2ins tall with curly blond or ginger hair, and was wearing a leather jacket with a T-shirt underneath.

Police say they are also keen to speak to a woman in a white car who stopped to ask the victim if he was okay following the attack.

Detective Sergeant James Rush, said: “This was a vicious attack on the victim, all the more appalling because of the homophobic abuse the victim received. I implore any witnesses to this incident to get in touch to tell us what you saw.

“I would also appeal to the men in the CCTV footage or anyone who knows them to contact us as we believe they could have significant information. The victim has also worked with us to create efit images of the two suspects which we are also releasing in the hope someone may recognise them.

“Any information you have no matter how small may be pivotal to our investigation. The Met stands against hate and will make every effort to track the suspects down and hold them responsible.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 580/26Jul. Alternatively, tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.