Police: Man rushed to hospital after homophobic assault

A man has been dashed to hospital after a suspected homophobic attack with a machete today.

Police rushed to the scene after receiving reports of the incident in Surrey Quays Road at around 3.15pm on Tuesday (July 23).

When officers arrived they discovered a man suffering from knife wounds to his leg, inflicted during the shocking attack which took place in a busy area in broad daylight.

The victim was allegedly attacked with a machete.

A spokesperson for the Met said: “[The victim] was taken by [London Ambulance Service] to a South London hospital.

“The suspect is believed to have left the scene on a motorbike.

“A crime scene is in place. No arrests.

“At this time police believe there may be a homophobic motive for the attack.”

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