Two men have been attacked in Coventry city centre for what the police describe as a homophobic assault.
The unprovoked assault happened at 1am on Sunday morning (January 27) outside Coventry Kebab House on New Union Street.
Both men, who were left without lasting injuries, were punched in the face then subsequently kicked in the chest after the attacker wrongly questioned the sexuality of one of the victims.
The assailant is described as a dark-skinned man, in his mid 20s to early 30s, between 6ft and 6ft 2ins tall, of broad build with a goatee style beard and short dark hair.
Coventry Police are appealing for witnesses.
It was a viscous and unprovoked assault on two victims who were simply minding their own business after having had an enjoyable night out.
"What makes this all the more shocking is that it was seemingly purely motivated by speculation about the victim’s sexuality.
"Thankfully neither of the two men were left with lasting injuries as a result of the assault, but they have clearly been left shaken.
More top news
A dry start, with sunny spells developing. However turning cloudier again later, with showers possible by the evening.
After a fine evening with some late sunshine to the end the day, a largely dry and fairly warm night will follow with clear spells.
Any remaining showers will fade, to leave it dry overnight.