Two men stabbed in horror homophobic attack as they stood outside nightclub

Two men were stabbed outside a gay bar in what is being treated as a homophobic attack in southwest London.

Police are investigating the incident which occurred at 10.15pm on Sunday evening. The two men, who are in their 20s and 30s, were standing outside a nightclub in Clapham High Street, reported to be the Two Brewers gay bar, when they were approached by a man who attacked them with a knife and then ran away from the scene.

The victims were taken to hospital for treatment and have since been discharged, according to the Metropolitan Police. 

The incident is being treated as a homophobic attack and enquiries have been launched to find the suspect.

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Detective Inspector Gary Castle said: “We are acutely aware of the shock this attack will cause members of the LGBT+ community, and I 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 (BCUs) 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7198/13Aug. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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