Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is appealing for witnesses following a homophobic attack on a tram in Trafford.
On 22 January 2017, two men were travelling on the Metrolink from Media City to the city centre. The men were verbally and physically attacked. The incident occurred at about 10.30pm, just before the tram stopped at Cornbrook station.
It is understood that a man and two women became involved in a verbal altercation with the victims. The group then launched a violent attack on the two men. The men were punched, kicked and were subject to homophobic abuse.
Both of the victims needed hospital treatment. GMP is trying to identify the man and woman pictured on CCTV footage.
One of the women is described as being white. She has long brown hair which was secured in a ponytail. She was wearing a dark cap. The woman also wore a black hoodie with a white square and white lettering on the front of it.
GMP says that reports of hate crimes will be taken “extremely seriously” and will not be tolerated.
Anyone with any information should call 0161 856 7677, quoting incident number 2269 of 22 January 2017.