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Homophobic attack police release CCTV @canalstmancs @lgfoundation

November 21, 2014, 1:04 pm

Police have released a CCTV image after a man was attacked on Canal Street, in Manchester City Centre.

It happened at about 9pm on Saturday 1 November 2014, when the 24-year-old victim was on Canal Street promoting his LGBT rugby team.

He was approached by a group of about four men who shouted homophobic abuse at him and one of them punched him in the face.

The victim was treated in hospital for a broken jaw.

Detective Constable Louise Kelly of North Manchester division said:

“We believe this to be a homophobic attack and I want to make it clear that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated on our streets.

“The victim was merely promoting his rugby team, but was subjected to an attack, during which he suffered a broken jaw and has had a metal plate inserted into his face.

“I want to reassure local businesses and residents, who live, reside or socialise in the gay village that we are treating this extremely seriously.

“I want to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image or who may have witnessed the incident.

“It was 9pm in a busy area, there were lots of people on Canal Street at that time that may have information that could help us with our investigation.”

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