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‘Homophobic machete attack’ on the streets of London

Police have reported that they responded to a suspected homophobic attack by a knifeman brandishing a machete.

A victim has been left with a leg wound after an alleged attack on the streets of London. Police responded to an incident in south-east London this afternoon, where it was reported that a man was attacked on Surrey Quays Road in Southwark, with a machete.

The Metropolitan police say they believe that the attack was motivated by homophobia. The victim was transported to hospital in an ambulance and is being treated for his injuries.

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A spokeswoman for the Met added: ‘Police are dealing with a suspected homophobic attack in Southwark.

“Officers were called at 3.12pm on Tuesday, July 23, to Surrey Quays Road.

“It was reported a man had been attacked with a machete.

“Officers attended and found a man with a wound to his leg.

“He was taken by London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital.

“The suspect is believed to have left the scene on a motorbike.

“At this time police believe there may be a homophobic motive for the attack.”

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