Man hospitalised after Southwark Homophobic attack

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a man was assaulted in what is being treated as a homophobic hate crime.

Police were called at approximately 3am on Sunday, 14 July to reports of a man injured following an assault in Denmark Hill near the junction with Camberwell Road, SE5.

The 29-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury. This has been assessed as not life-changing or life-threatening, and the man has been discharged from hospital.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH. He has since been released under investigation.

The incident is being investigated as a homophobic hate crime due to comments made prior to the assault. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Detectives from the Safeguarding Unit based at Brixton are investigating. Anyone with information or footage is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 1376/14Jul or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.