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Arrest in Kent over 'homophobic' Vauxhall attack

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in Kent over a suspected homophobic attack in which a clubber was sprayed in the face with bleach.

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CCTV appeal after Vauxhall homophobic attacks

Police have issued CCTV images of a man and two younger women they are trying trace following the attacks.

CCTV image of a man police are trying to trace Credit: Metropolitan Police
CCTV image of two women police are trying to trace Credit: Metropolitan Police

In a statement, the Met Police said: "In the first incident, at approximately 0400hrs, the substance was sprayed at two men outside the Lightbox nightclub in South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall. This followed a verbal exchange between the two men and a group outside the venue.

"Following comments made during the exchange, this incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime."A short time later, police were made aware of a third man who had also been sprayed in the face with a substance in the vicinity of the nightclub.

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