Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has issued this statement.

“This is abhorrent. There is no place for hate in London.

It’s a huge relief the victims are out of hospital; my thoughts remain with them and their loved ones.

If you have any information, please do not stay silent, please contact 101 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Statement from the Met Police:

Detective Inspector Gary Castle, from the policing team in Lambeth, said: “We are acutely aware of the shock this attack will cause members of the LGBT+ community and I want to reassure people that an urgent investigation is ongoing to locate the person responsible.

“We recently announced the reinstatement of LGBT+ community liaison officers for each of our 12 BCUs in London to support and advise on investigations where homophobia is a motive, and to ensure the community has a dedicated point of contact to address any concerns they may have.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7198/13Aug. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.