Police in Wigan have released CCTV images of a man wanted for questioning after a reveller at a Bongo's Bingo event at Monaco Ballroom in Hindley, Wigan. was physically assaulted outside the venue in what appears to be an unprovoked, homophobic attack.
The assault occurred after the popular bingo event finished as the man was waiting outside for a taxi. Without any reason, the attacker aimed a host of homophobic slurs at the victim before physically assaulting him. The victim had his jaw broken in the unprovoked attack and was later admitted to a nearby hospital.
Police Constable Alex Wright, of Greater Manchester Police’s Wigan district stated:
“We are now appealing for anyone who may have seen what happened or who may know who this person is as well as helping us identify the other people described so they can assist with our investigation.
“After conducting a number of enquiries since the incident was reported shortly after it happened, we are now in a position to ask for the help of the public into what was a serious assault we believe may have been of a homophobic nature.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened on Saturday 10th December 2022, around 11pm.
The victim, who had been enjoying a Bongo's Bingo event with friends, is still receiving support for the attack.
If anyone has any information or witnessed the incident, they are asked to call 0161 856 7225 direct, 101 or through the LiveChat function on gmp.police.uk quoting the number 3244 of 10/12/22.
Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.
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