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Two men stabbed in homophobic attack outside nightclub on London high street

Two men were taken to hospital after being stabbed in a homophobic attack outside a nightclub in London.

The incident occurred around 10.15pm last night.

The pair, one aged in their 20s and the other in their 30s, were in Clapham High Street, south London, when a man attacked them with a knife before fleeing the scene. Both victims have since been discharged from hospital.

The Metropolitan Police are searching for the suspect in the double stabbing.

The incident is being treated as a homophobic attack and enquiries are ongoing, the Met confirmed.

Detective Inspector Gary Castle said: “We are acutely aware of the shock this attack will cause members of the LGBT+ community and want to reassure people that an urgent investigation is ongoing to locate the person responsible.

“We recently announced the reinstatement of LGBT+ community liaison officers for each of our 12 basic command units in London to support and advise on investigations where homophobia is a motive, and to ensure the community has a dedicated point of contact to address any concerns they may have.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or tweet MetCC and quote CAD 7198/13Aug, or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

This story is being updated

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