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Police Appeal After Homophobic Assault In East Grinstead

Detectives investigating a report of a homophobic assault against two women near to Kings Street car park, East Grinstead, have identified a person they wish to speak with in connection with the incident.

This happened just after 2.30am on Sunday, August 21.

The victims received homophobic abuse by a man while walking home along London Road.

When one of the victims challenged the man, who continued the verbal abuse along Kings Street, he punched her twice near the car park.

She attended hospital with injuries to her face.

The other victim was pushed in the face by the man causing a minor injury.
The man police would like to speak with in connection with this incident is described as white, skinny and approximately 6’ tall.

He also has dark short hair and was wearing grey jogging bottoms with a black zip, a black t-shirt and a black baseball cap.

Detective Constable James Butcher said: “We are urging anyone who recognises this man to contact us as we believe he can assist us with our investigation. This was a nasty experience for both the victims and want anyone with information to speak with us.”

If you have information which could help detectives with their investigation report it to police online or call 101 quoting serial number 177 of 21/07.

Sussex Police officers are trained to deal with reports of hate crime sensitively and professionally.

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