Identity call after homophobic attack in East Grinstead

A MAN is wanted by police after two women were beaten and verbally abused in a homophobic attack in the street.

The women were walking home on London Road in East Grinstead when a man began using homophobic abuse at them.

He continued to abuse her on Kings Street and when one of the women challenged him, he slapped her twice in the face.

She was taken to hospital after the incident at around 2.30am on Sunday 21st August with injuries to her face.

The other woman was hit in the face by the man, causing minor injuries.

Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The man that police want to speak to in connection with this incident is white, thin and about 6 feet tall.

He has short dark hair and wore gray sweatpants with a black zipper, a black t-shirt and a black baseball cap.

Detective Constable James Butcher said: “We are asking anyone who recognizes this man to get in touch with us as we believe he can assist us in our investigation.

“This was an uncomfortable experience for both victims and we want anyone with information to speak to us.”

If you have information that could assist detectives in their investigation, report it to the police online or call 101 and quote serial number 177 dated 07/21.

You can find more information and report a hate crime here: Identity call after homophobic attack in East Grinstead

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