Man injured in suspected homophobic machete attack in London | UK news

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A man was taken to hospital following a suspected homophobic attack with a machete in south-east London.

Police were called to Surrey Quays Road in Southwark at 3.12pm on Tuesday after it was reported a man had been attacked.

The Metropolitan police said a man was found with a wounded leg and he was taken to a south London hospital. The attacker is believed to have fled the scene on a motorbike, the force added.

Police said it was believed there might have been a homophobic motive for the attack.

A spokeswoman added: “Officers were called at 3.12pm on Tuesday, July 23, to Surrey Quays Road. It was reported a man had been attacked with a machete.

“Officers attended and found a man with a wound to his leg. He was taken by London ambulance service to a south London hospital.

“The suspect is believed to have left the scene on a motorbike. At this time police believe there may be a homophobic motive for the attack.”

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