Appeal for witnesses of homophobic assault on Kennington Lane

Katherine Johnston (09 July, 2018) Crime

Two staff were injured - with one sustaining a fractured skull

19104The teenager's injuries were not deemed life-threatening (Image: stock)

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a homophobic assault at an LGBT venue in Vauxhall left two staff members injured – with one suffering a fractured skull.

Officers were called to Kennington Lane’s Eagle London on July 2, at around 1.50am.

They believe two men and a woman were angry at being asked to move from the smoking area and were then ejected after making homophobic comments to staff.

They then became violent – leaving one staff member with a fractured skull and another with a fractured foot.

Two men were arrested at the scene – one aged 42 and the other aged 30, along with a twenty-year-old woman.

They were taken into custody at a south London station and later released under investigation.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Phill Covett, from Lambeth, said: “This was a particularly vicious attack which stemmed from a minor incident and involved the use of homophobic language.

“Hate crime in any form will not be tolerated by police and we will take all possible action to bring perpetrators of these offences to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Govett on 020 5649 2133, or report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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