Hunt for knifeman after two men attacked outside nightclub in homophobic attack
Two men were stabbed in a homophobic attack outside a nightclub in south London.
The pair, one aged in their 20s and the other in their 30s, were targeted by a man who knifed them before fleeing the scene.
The incident happened in Clapham High Street at around 10.15pm on Sunday as many people were heading home.
The two victims were rushed to hospital where they were treated and discharged.
At this stage, the Metropolitan Police is treating this as a homophobic attack, and a hunt for the suspect is ongoing.
Detective Inspector Gary Castle said: ‘We are acutely aware of the shock this will cause members of the LGBT+ community and want to reassure people that an urgent investigation is ongoing to locate the person responsible.
‘We recently announced the reinstatement of LGBT+ community liaison officers for each of our 12 basic command units in London to support and advise on investigations where homophobia is a motive, and to ensure the community has a dedicated point of contact to address any concerns they may have.’
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