Police are once again appealing for information that could help identify those behind a series of homophobic attacks in Brixton.
After a Crimewatch appeal on Friday, September 27, detectives have released CCTV from a Brixton KFC which shows five men they want to speak to in connection with the linked attacked.
On Saturday, January 19, two men were sprayed with a corrosive substance at around 4am inside a KFC.
Police are not in touch with these victims, and are appealing for them to come forward.
The second attack happened twenty minutes later at a nearby bus stop.
The two 22-year-olds targeted told officers they had been sprayed with an unknown substance.
It is now believed it was a type of pepper spray used in a hate crime attack.
Police say they are looking for five suspects. They are described as:
- A black male in a black beanie hat, grey tracksuit with dark elbow patches and a gilet-type jacket
- A light-skinned black male with a ‘chin strap beard’ and a tall, muscular build
- A black male with a hooded top with white scribbles on it
- A suspect with a dark navy tracksuit with multiple white stripes on the legs
- A black male with a larger build than the other men, with curly short hair, green tracksuit trousers and a black puffa-style jacket.
Detective Constable Amy Cross said: “This was a completely unprovoked and targeted attack on at least two members of the public, with a further two victims not yet in contact with police.
“Both the attack and the homophobic motivation of this assault are abhorrent, and I appeal to anyone with any information that could assist the investigation to come forward.”
To do so, call 101.