man was hit over the top in a homophobic assault in a south London park within the early hours of Saturday morning, police stated in an attraction.
The 55-year-old sufferer was strolling with two mates when a stranger approached them in Burgess Park, Camberwell, at 1.40am.
The person shouted homophobic abuse earlier than hitting the sufferer over the top and making off on foot alongside Albany Street, officers stated.
The sufferer was rushed to hospital for therapy. His situation shouldn’t be deemed life-threatening.
Police launched a picture of a person who was seen on CCTV strolling alongside Albany Street who they want to communicate to in reference to the incident.
They stated he’s a younger man, presumably in his early 20s, who was carrying a stud earring and carrying a plastic JD Sports activities string bag on his again.
Though the person’s face can’t be seen within the picture, police stated they hoped someone will recognise him.
They added that they’re persevering with to seek for any further CCTV footage as a part of their enquiries.
Commander Dr Alison Heydari, of Frontline Policing, stated: “We now have made it clear that tackling violent crime is the Met’s high precedence and we’re seeing optimistic outcomes.
“This type of violence is not going to be tolerated, all of the extra so when exacerbated by a homophobic motive.
“Officers from the Met’s Central South BCU are already working at tempo to establish the person accountable for this assault.
“I can guarantee Londoners that our investigation will likely be thorough, well-resourced and as painstaking as essential to carry the person accountable to justice.”
Anybody with data or anybody who might know the identification of the person pictured is requested to name 101 and quote CAD 650/14May. To stay nameless please contact Crimestoppers.