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.

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.

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.

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

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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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