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Man left needing hospital treatment after homophobic attack in London

Police say that a man has been left with head injuries after an attack in London over the weekend.

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A man in his late twenties was hopsitalised after an attack which police are calling a homophobic hate crime, just a week after Pride in London.

The victim was allegedly verbally abused and then assaulted at around 3 AM in the morning on Camberwell Road in South London in what police have described as a hate crime.

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The 29-year-old victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury. This has been assessed as not life-changing or life-threatening, and the man has been discharged from hospital.

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19-year-old arrested at the scene

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH. He has since been released under investigation.

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The incident is being investigated as a homophobic hate crime due to comments made prior to the assault. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Detectives from the Safeguarding Unit based at Brixton are investigating. Anyone with information or footage is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 1376/14Jul or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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