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Homophobic abuse shouted from car window in Newcastle

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Police are appealing for witnesses after homophobic abuse was shouted at two men from of a car window in Jesmond, Newcastle.

It happened at around 7:15pm on Sunday, September 4 as the men were walking down Osborne Road.

The car is believed to be a blue VW Polo style vehicle.

"When the incident first occurred, I was shocked more than anything. It came out of nowhere and I didn't really know what to do"

– Victim Statement

Northumbria Police is encouraging anyone who experiences homophobia to speak out by reporting it.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact the police on 101.

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