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Two Men Stabbed in What Authorities Believe Was a Homophobic Attack

Two Men Stabbed in What Authorities Believe Was a Homophobic Attack

Two Men Stabbed Outside London Gay Bay

Police are asking for the public’s help in the attack that sent the unidentified men to the hospital.

Two men who were stabbed while standing outside an LGBTQ+ nightclub in South London on Sunday night are recovering from their wounds as police launched an investigation into the attack.

The attack happened around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, outside the Two Brewers bar. Two men described by police aged in their 20s and 30s were “approached by a man who attacked them with a knife before running away.”

The men were taken to hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries and were subsequently discharged.

Police indicated that while the investigation is still ongoing, they are treating the attack as homophobic.

“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,” Detective Inspector Gary Castle said in a statement.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan decried the attack, calling it “a tragic reminder of why we need Pride” and promising his full support to police in a post to Twitter.

The Two Brewers bar released a statement expressing their support for the police and their investigation, as well as the two men who were stabbed on Sunday.

“We are fully supporting the police in their investigation regarding this unprovoked attack and our thoughts are with the victims and their families,” Two Brewers said in a statement. “We would like to reassure the LGBTQIA+ community that the safety and security of our guests remains our number one priority, our CCTV has been handed over to the police and enhanced security measures have now been put in place.”

Drag performer Mary Mac was at Two Brewers on Sunday and took to Twitter to thank employees for “keeping us inside the venue safe” during the incident.

Police have asked for anyone with information to contact investigators via 101, tweet @MetCC, and quote CAD 7198/13Aug. You can also provide information anonymously Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

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