Saturday, 12 August 2017

Man injured in Glasgow defending friend during a homophobic attack

A man has been left with serious facial injuries, after he intervened when his friend was subjected to homophobic abuse in Glasgow.

The incident, which occurred at 2am on Wednesday morning, is being treated as a hate crime.

The 22 year-old and his friend were on Kersland Street, near Great Western Road when a man approached them shouting verbal abuse.

He was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.

Police have released a description of the man they're looking for in connection with the incident.

He's described as white, in his early 20's, and was wearing a black top and black tracksuit bottoms.

He was with a woman who was also in her early 20's, blonde hair and approximately 5ft 6in tall.

Detective Constable Stuart McDonald from Police Scotland said:

"This despicable individual not only subjected an innocent man to homophobic abuse, but also assaulted his friend when he came to his aid."

"This type of behaviour is absolutely unacceptable and I would appeal to anyone who either witnessed the incident, or saw the man and woman described to please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers in Drumchapel CID via 101 and quote incident number 0268 of Wednesday August 9th 2017.

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