Police appeal over anti-gay attack in Woking

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Police are appealing for more information about a homophobic attack in Woking last month.

A gay male couple were attacked in the incident, which took place on Monday April 18th at around 11.20pm.

Police say the couple were set upon in Church Street East near the Martian statue by three suspects – two men and a woman.

They were targeted with anti-gay abuse before one of the suspects pushed one of the victims in the chest. He then fell to the ground and was punched repeatedly by both men.

When his partner tried to stop the attack, the woman slapped him in the face.

The first suspect was described as a white male, 6ft 3ins tall, aged 18 years, of a thin build with short blonde hair.

He was clean-shaven and was wearing a brown and orange striped hooded top with the hood up and blue jeans.

The second man was described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, aged 19 years, and of a slim build.

He had striking blue eyes and curly ginger-blonde hair and was wearing a beige top.

The third suspect was described as a ‘plump’ white female, aged 16-17 years, 5ft 5 tall with brown hair worn in a bun. She was described as wearing heavy make-up and a burgundy or pink tracksuit.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Tony Maker said: “We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and can help us identify the suspects to come forward straightaway and provide us with any information to assist our enquiry.

“Assaults of this nature will not be tolerated in our towns and we are hoping to identify those responsible and ensure they are brought to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Maker at Guildford police station on 0845 125 2222, quoting crime reference WK/11/2713, or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.