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CCTV image released in Bristol hate crime investigation

We’re issuing images of two men we’d like to speak to in connection with an ongoing investigation into a hate crime in Bristol.

A man in his twenties was assaulted during a homophobic incident outside the Seamus O’Donnell’s bar in St Nicholas Street, at around 2am on Saturday 20 January. The victim suffered a broken eye socket as a result.

Chief Inspector Vicks Hayward-Melen said: “Our investigation into this concerning incident is progressing and we now want to identify the three men in the CCTV image released today, as we believe they can help us with our enquiries. If this is you, or if you know who any of the men are, please call us.

“We will be keeping the victim, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and the owners of the Seamus O’Donnell’s bar updated on the latest developments.”

Earlier this month, we were appealing for the public’s help to identify a third person to speak to. They have come forward and are aiding officers in their enquiries.

If you can help us identify any of the men, please contact us.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224016520.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.