The investigation of a homophobic attack that took place in Oldham has led to the arrest of two individuals.
Police responded to calls of a hate crime that took place in the early hours of Saturday 5 November 2016.
Outside a club on Yorkshire Street in Oldham Town Centre, a 21-year-old man was spending his evening with his partner in a club. Later that evening an altercation ensued between him and three other people.
Following this dispute, two men were ejected from the club.
After exiting the building with his partner for a cigarette, the altercation that occurred earlier that night resumed. Amidst repeated punches to the face, the victim was hurled with homophobic abuse.
Later that same evening, the victim was walking along Yorkshire Street when the confrontation continued even further. Shortly after, he was taken to hospital with facial injuries.
Since the attack, two men have been arrested on suspicion of the assault. They have been bailed until Wednesday 8 March 2017 pending further enquiries.
Police Constable Laura Cheetham of GMP’s Oldham Borough, said: “I’d like to thank the public for their help, which resulted in two people in custody in less than 12 hours since we issued CCTV images.
GMP are still continuing with their enquiries.