Man has tooth knocked out in homophobic attack

A 36-year-old male has been assaulted in what is believed to be a homophobic hate crime in Redcar.

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The victim was walking along the footpath on the opposite road to the cemetery near to the junction of Victoria Avenue at around 3:20am on Friday October 2.

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He heard a male shouting threatening and homophobic comments towards him.

The victim believed that they were being shouted by a male from a vehicle, however, this is unclear as the victim did not look up and carried on walking.

Read more at www.itv.com

Police are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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