Two men have been left injured after being assaulted in an “outrageous and shocking” homophobic attack.
One man was knocked unconscious and the other was left with cuts in the incident that took place in Birmingham last weekend.
Police are now looking to trace three men in connection with the incident.
Officers wish to speak with Sohail Khan, 24, Mosin Mahmood, 31, and Ishaaq Ayaz, 21, all from Birmingham.
The attack took place in the early hours of the morning on Sunday August 15 after the pair were abused by the occupants of a passing car on Bromsgrove Street near the city centre.
West Midlands Police said extensive enquiries have taken place, including analysis of CCTV footage and witness statements, and can now name the men they are looking for.
Sergeant Marc Petford said: “We have already completed a number of arrest attempts for the men; I would encourage them to hand themselves in and speak to us.
“This was a shocking homophobic attack on two men enjoying a night-out in our city.
“It’s outrageous and we’re determined to bring to justice the people responsible.”
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