Two men assaulted in ‘racist and homophobic’ gang attack in Bristol’s Queen Square

Two men suffered a racist and homophobic gang attack in Bristol city centre.

One victim was punched in the face, while the other was shoved to the floor by a group of ten men.

Police are now hunting for the attackers and have urged witnesses to the incident to come forward.

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The two men were walking with other friends in Queen Square, on Sunday, September 19 at around 3am. A group of 10 men started making comments about one of the other members of the group.

The men who were assaulted spoke up to defend their friend, resulting in one being punched in the face and being subjected to racist abuse, while the other was shoved to the floor and suffered homophobic abuse.

The group then walked towards Welsh Back after the attack, but police officers who searched the area were unable to find them.

Both of the victims are being supported by Avon and Somerset Police’s victim and witness care team.

One of the suspects is described a white, with short brown hair and wearing a black jumper and black shorts.

The group as a whole is described a white males in their twenties.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, requesting information, dashcam footage, or any footage that could help identify the perpetrators.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the reference 5221217871.

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