Police hunting these men after gay couple have teeth knocked out in brutal homophobic attack

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Police are on the hunt for four men whose “shocking” attack on a gay couple left both of them in hospital.

One of the victims was left missing teeth following the assault, which happened shortly before 1am on July 30 in Waterloo, central London.

The gay men, aged 49 and 53, were rushed to hospital after being confronted on their way home by four hooded men.


They were allegedly punched, kicked and knocked to the ground.

The victims have both since been discharged from the south London hospital.

The police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

They are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The suspects are said to be white, and were wearing hooded tops at the time of the assault.

One of the men had a strong Northern Irish accent, officers added.

Detectives have released e-fits of two men they are trying to track down in connection with the attack.

No arrests have been made yet.

Speaking about the assault, Detective Constable Matt Cockroft said: “This was a shocking attack on two men who were simply walking along the road.

“I would urge anyone who recognises either of these men to contact us.

“I would also like to speak with anyone who witnessed the assault but has not yet to come forward.”

Any witnesses and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or Tweet via @MetCC.