Hampshire police appeal after anti-gay, racist group attack

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Police in Hampshire are appealing for witnesses after a man and a woman were attacked by a group on men in Gosport.

A 28-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were followed by three men along Gordon Road in Gosport at around 1.30 on the morning of 5 November.

At the junction with Bury Road, they made homophobic comments to the man before two of them knocked him to the ground. He was kicked and punched.

The 19-year-old was racially abused before the pair escaped. The man was left with cuts and bruises, and the woman was not hurt.

One of the men was white, about 21, with short ginger hair which was shaved at the side and spiked on top.

He had blond eyelashes and eyebrows and wore a white tracksuit with blue reflective strips down the arms and legs.

The second man was white, around 19 years old, with short, dark hair in a bobbed style. He wore dark jeans and a buttoned-up shirt.

The third man was between 17 and 20 years old, with long, dark hair.

He wore a green and black checked shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

Anyone with information should call PC Tina Abrams Fareham CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.