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Police appeals for information on Surbiton homophobic attacks

By Elizabeth Stromme Nov 4, 2014

Kingston police are appealing for information and witnesses after homophobic attacks on two men in Surbiton on Saturday morning, November 1.

Police received reports around 1.20 am that males were fighting outside the KFC restaurant on Brighton Road, Surbiton.

When officers arrived on the scene they found a 21-year-old man suffering a head injury.
The 21-year-old man was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

A second 18-year-old man had also suffered minor facial injuries.

Trainee Detective Constable Ann-Marie Hodgkiss said: “This was a violent and unprovoked hate crime and I am appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to contact me.

“The two suspects were distinctively dressed, probably due to Halloween, and I would urge anyone who recognises their description and who may know who they are to contact me and help us trace them.”

The Community Safety Unit on Kingston Borough is investigating the incident and is treating the attack as a homophobic hate crime.

Police have published the following information about the suspects:

‘Suspect1′ has been described as: a white man, aged in his late twenties, with fair hair that was shaven, a muscular build, short in height, and wearing a pink tutu.

‘Suspect2′ has been described as; a white man, also aged in his late twenties, with brown short hair, and also wearing a pink tutu.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call the Community Safety Unit at Kingston Police Station on 0208 721 5858 or via 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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