Police in Bedford are calling for witness after a woman was assaulted by a group of men in an anti-gay assault.

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According to police in Bedford a woman was assaulted and injured in an apparent anti-gay attack by a group of men aged between 16-20 year-old.



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She was reportedly attacked in Mareth Road in Beford after leaving a convenience store on Cardington Road at around 9pm on the 1st April.

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The alleged offenders made homophobic remarks to the victim and punched and kicked her, causing minor injuries to her face and body.

Three of the offenders were around 5ft 4in while one was slightly taller and all of them were wearing jeans and jackets.



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Sergeant James Hart, hate crime tactical lead for the force, said,

“This was a despicable attack against a woman who describes herself as openly lesbian, believes that she was targeted because of her sexuality.

“The victim has been left extremely upset by this senseless assault, and we are committed to finding the people responsible so that they cannot continue to commit such hateful acts.

“Hate crime of any kind will not be tolerated and I would urge anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward.”

Call 101 with information quoting crime reference JH/13449/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information.


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