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Two men sought after sexual assault on man just yards away from G-A-Y Late in London

The Met have released CCTV images of two men they'd like to speak to following an assault on a man in his 20s on Flitcroft Street.

By Will Stroude

A manhunt has been launched following a sexual assault on a man central London just yards away from popular LGBT venue G-A-Y Late.

The Metropolitan police have released images of two men they’d like to speak to in connection with the incident on Flitcroft Street, Camden, which took place at around 2.45am on Wednesday, 24 October 2018.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was sexually assaulted by two men who then left the location on foot.

A friend of the victim, who had been with him shortly before but did not witness the assault, came to his aid and police were called.

The Met Police have released CCTV images of two men they’d like to speak to in connection with the incident on Flitcroft Street on 24 October last year

The suspects are described as white and of Eastern European origin. One man was thought to be between 35 to 40 years old, short (around 5ft 5ins tall), of stocky build and with big ears. He was wearing a dark puffer jacket at the time of the incident.

The other man was believed to be slightly taller and younger, between 30 and 35 years of age, of skinny build, clean shaven and with light brown hair. He was wearing a blue Superdry jacket at the time.

Urging anyone with any information to come forward, Detective Constable for the Met Robin East said: “This was a sexual assault on a man in a public street and we appeal for anyone who thinks they can help us with the investigation to come forward.

Looking towards the narrow entrance to Flitcroft Street, on the left of the Phoenix Theatre

“Although this happened in the early hours, there would still have been a number of people around the area who may have seen the victim or suspects before or after the assault.

“We are interested in speaking to the two men in these images, so if you recognise them, please don’t delay in calling police.

“The victim in this case continues to receive support from specially trained officers.

The incident took place just a block away from London’s popular G-A-Y Late venue

“We have not had any further reports of similar assaults and this is being treated as an isolated incident.”

Anyone with information or who recognises the men in the CCTV images is asked to contact CN Safeguarding on 101 quoting 2330062/18, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also tweet @MetCC.