The Mayor of London tweeted in response to the tragic attack which took place outside of LGBTQIA bar Two Brewers
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGES BY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS AND TWO BREWERS
Sadiq Khan tweeted out his response to the police reports that two men were stabbed on Sunday 13 August outside of the LGBTQIA bar Two Brewers in Clapham. Lambeth Police revealed that they are treating the incident as a “homophobic attack” and are currently appealing for witnesses of the stabbing.
“This is abhorrent. There is no place for hate in London,” Khan tweeted. “It’s a huge relief the victims are out of hospital – my thoughts remain with them & their loved ones. If you have any information, please do not stay silent – contact 101 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Khan continued in a Twitter thread saying: “To LGBTQ+ Londoners: I stand with you and will do all I can to end homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime in the capital. If you witness or experience any of these crimes, report it to the police. If you’re in need of support, @galopuk is there for you.”
No arrests have been made yet for the stabbings. Det Insp Gary Castle said that he is “aware of the shock this attack will cause members of the LGBT+ community”, and added that “an urgent investigation is ongoing”.
If you have any information that may aid the investigation, witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7198/13Aug.
Our thoughts go out to the victims and their family and friends.
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