Woman left with broken jaw after brutal homophobic attack in heart of London’s West End

London police are hunting for a man who punched a woman to the ground after she refused to give him her phone number in a “homophobic” attack.

The 21-year-old was left with a fractured jaw and was rushed to hospital by the London Ambulance Service following the brutal attack on a night out in London’s West End.

The woman, who was treated for facial injuries, was discharged from the hospital after several days.

According to the Metropolitan Police, the city’s force, the victim left a nightclub with another female in the early hours of 1 November when a “very flirty” man approached them.

At around 2.15am near Piccadilly Circus in Westminster, the suspect asked for the pair’s mobile phone numbers.

When they told the suspect that they are girlfriends, he shot back with homophobic slurs.

He then swung at the woman in the face, knocking her down to the pavement, before smacking the bottom of the second 21-year-old woman. The force recorded this as a sexual assault.

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