Police in Chichester appealing for witnesses to homophobic assault outside kebab shop

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Police in Chichester have appealed for witnesses after a homophobic attack was carried out near a kebab shop.

Chichester Observer reports that a 16-year-old was assaulted in a “homophobic” attack last Saturday, on November 2.

The assault took place outside the Stavros Takeaway, in Southgate, opposite The Globe Inn, around 12:30am.

The victim was approached by an 18-year-old man who made homophobic remarks and challenged him to a fight before punching him in the face.

The suspect removed the victim’s hat and threw it on a nearby roof. He also knocked a hot chocolate drink from the boy’s hand, and threw his glasses into the road, where he stamped and crushed them.

Witnesses can contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting 0069 of November 2, or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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