Leeds: Police appeal over anti-gay assault at train station

Police want to trace these men

British Transport Police are appealing for information following a homophobic assault at Leeds train station.

Officers have released CCTV images of two men they are looking to trace in connection with the incident.

A 21-year-old man was attacked by four individuals after leaving a McDonald’s restaurant at 3.10am on Saturday 5 July.

The victim suffered swelling and bruising to his face and a cut lip.

PC Daniel Worthington said: “The victim, a 21-year-old man from Leeds, was in McDonald’s in the station when he was approached by four men. After chatting, the group followed him to the taxi rank where they shouted homophobic abuse. Two members of the group attacked the victim, punching him in the head and face before running off.

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Latta, South Carolina Rallies For Fired Lesbian Police Chief Crystal Moore

Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore stands beside her police SUV on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Latta, S.C. Residents of Latta rallied around Moore after the mayor fired her and mentioned he didn’t like she was gay, even voting to strip the mayor of his power so Moore could get her job back. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

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Police appeal for help finding two men after Birkenhead homophobic attack

Merseyside Police have appealed for help finding two men

Police have appealed for help finding two men, after a homophobic attack on a teenager in Birkenhead.

The incident took place on June 29 at around 3am on Borough Road, when men on bikes yelled homophobic comments at a 19-year-old.

One of the offenders then approached the victim and assaulted him.

Police are conducting a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident, which is being treated as a hate crime.

Detectives have released footage of two men who they are seeking in connection with the incident, appealing for any help in identifying them.

A statement from Merseyside Police reads: “Detectives believe the men pictured may be able to help them with their enquiries and would urge them or anyone who recognises them him to contact the police.”

Detective Constable Tony Jones, said: “Merseyside Police is committed to tackling all forms of hate crime and specialist officers are investigating this incident.

“I am sure the local community would agree that this kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would appeal to anyone with information about this incident, or anyone who recognised the two men pictured, to call police.

“The information you provide will be thoroughly investigated and could help us identify the people responsible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Wirral SIGMA Hate Crime Unit on 0151 777 2884, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Police failures over Cherry Groce’s death raise deeper questions | Dexter Dias

Cherry Groce in hospital after she was shot by a police officer in 1985. Photograph: Pa

At just after 7am on Saturday 28 September 1985, officers of the Metropolitan police smashed their way into an ordinary family home in south London with a sledgehammer. They were armed with loaded lethal weapons. A few seconds later a young mother was shot by a trained police firearms officer with a Smith & Wesson revolver. She was 4ft 10in tall and wearing a skirt and blouse. She was unarmed. She was shot in her bedroom in front of her children. The bullet fired into her body lodged in her spine and condemned her to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Ultimately, the bullet killed her. The woman’s name was Dorothy “Cherry” Groce.

The shooting of Cherry Groce was followed by the Brixton riots of 1985. It is an event

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London: Police appeal for woman who filmed Vauxhall bar death

Adam Hird died following the incident

Police have appealed for a woman to come forward who filmed an incident outside a gay-friendly Vauxhall club in which a man died.

30-year-old Adam Hird died in the early hours of Sunday June 15 outside the No. 65 bar in Vauxhall – next door to a gay sauna – after an altercation in which he was reportedly restrained by security staff.

Four men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault.

Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Sharon Marman, said: “Obviously I am very keen to secure any footage of the incident as it could be very important to this investigation.

“I would like to reassure this woman that she is not in any trouble and that she can contact the police with the confidence that she will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.”

A statement from Adam Hird’s family said: “Adam was full of life, he was kind, gentle and funny and the youngest member of our close family.

“Adam was a qualified private pilot and loved to fly, he was just finishing his aerobatic qualification and hoped one day to be a commercial pilot.

“We never imagined that this could happen, right here, so close to where we live, where he should have been safe. We are deeply shocked and distraught at what has happened to Adam.

“We understand that a young blonde woman and possibly others may have recorded the incident on their cell phones. We sincerely ask that anyone who witnessed or recorded the incident please contact the police so we can secure the footage.

“We wish to offer a reward of

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UK: Police release CCTV footage of Birmingham Pride attack

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Police have released CCTV footage of an attack at Birmingham Pride, and have appealed for help to find a suspect.

The clip shows a man in a purple t-shirt and hat attacking a woman, grabbing her by the neck and throwing her to the flow.

Police have been unable to identify the perpetrator of the attack, which took place during the Pride festival on 25 May, just after 6pm on Hurst Street.

Digbeth police Sergeant Jonathan Beach said: “This was an unprovoked assault at a time when everyone was enjoying this immensely popular event.

“It happened in the middle of a large crowd with many witnesses. The attacker was wearing a distinctive purple cap and a purple T-shirt.

“I am sure that someone will know who he is and I would urge them to contact me.”

The man is described as around 5 foot 6 inches tall and black.

Anyone with information about the attack should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or Sgt Beach on 101.

Watch the clip below – WARNING for violent assault.

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