Man punched in the face during homophobic attack outside pub in Cropredy

A man was punched in the face by a group of men during a homophobic attack outside a pub in Cropredy.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault that took place in Cropredy.Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault that took place in Cropredy.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault that took place in Cropredy.

The victim was standing outside The Brasenose Arms at around 2am on Sunday August 14 with a group of friends when he was assaulted by a group of men.

The group of men who were described as aged between 20 and 25 years old left the pub and two of the men approached the victim whilst making homophobic comments towards him.

Two of the men in the group then attacked the man, punching him in the face, causing the victim to sustain a black eye, cuts to the face and a nosebleed before they left in a taxi.

One of the attackers was wearing a black t-shirt, a black baseball cap and had a black bag, the other man is described as having short black hair with a beard and was wearing a white t-shirt.

PC Darius Horton said: “We are appealing to witnesses to this incident to please come forward.

"If anyone has information, please contact police by calling 101 or by making a report online, quoting reference 43220362458.”