Couple subjected to homophobic abuse whilst walking dog

Police are treating the incident at a Dumfries park on Thursday night as a hate crime.

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Dock Park: Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A manhunt has been launched after a couple were subjected to homophobic abuse whilst out walking their dog in Dumfries and Galloway.

The men were targeted by another man within Dock Park, Dumfries, at around 10pm on Thursday night.

The suspect, who also had a dog, approached the couple to make abusive and homophobic remarks before walking off.

Police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

The suspect was described as slim, around 5ft 11in, was clean shaven and believed to be aged between 20 and 30.

He was wearing a black beanie hat and khaki-coloured jacket.

A force spokesperson said: “If you were in the vicinity and saw or heard this incident take place or if you have any other information that may assist us with enquiries, please phone us.”

If you have any information, call 101.