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Appeal after homophobic assault, Lambeth

News   •   Jun 15, 2018 06:00 BST

[Suspect sought following assault on bus in Lambeth]

Detectives have released CCTV pictures of a man they would like to speak to following a homophobic assault on board a bus in Lambeth.

The assault happened at around 04:15hrs on Sunday, 25 March on board a N87 bus on Wandsworth Road, SW8.

Members of the public were seated on the top deck of the bus when they overheard the suspect sitting in front of them swearing and making homophobic remarks.

When asked to refrain from making such remarks, the suspect then proceeded to assault three passengers on the bus.

The suspect is described as a black man with a shaved head and goatee beard wearing a smart blue suit, black shoes and grey scarf.

Detective Constable Sarah Bunting of the Met's Road & Transport Policing Command said:

"This man is sought in connection with a homophobic assault on a bus.

"If you know who this man is, or may be able to assist us in our investigation, please call 101 and quote CAD 1045/25Mar18.

"The Met will not tolerate any form of hate crime and we strongly urge anyone who has been a victim of this sort of situation to call police and report it."