Clapham: Homophobic attack condemned

14 August 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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A shocking homophobic attack on two men in Clapham on Sunday evening has been condemned by Lambeth Council.

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The police said the incident happened at around 10.15pm on 13 August as the two men stood outside the Two Brewers bar – they were approached by a man who attacked them with a knife before running away. Both men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were taken to hospital for treatment and have since been discharged.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7198/13Aug. They can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cllr Dr. Mahamed Hashi, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, said: “This is a really distressing incident and our thoughts are with the two men who are now recovering from the attack, and their friends and family who will be deeply affected by this violence.

“I roundly condemn those who perpetrate violence in our borough, those who carry knives and those who carry out hate crimes against our communities.

“There is absolutely no tolerance for hatred of this kind in our borough and we will work with the police to ensure that action is taken swiftly to deal with this terrible incident and prevent incidents of this kind in the future.”