A woman who was the victim of homophobic abuse was pushed and scratched at a shopping centre in Oxford.

On Friday April 1 at 9.45am a woman in her forties was pushed out of Boots in Templars Square shopping centre in Cowley before homophobic abuse was shouted at her.

The victim suffered scratch marks and her nails were ripped off, but she did not need hospital treatment.

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Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses and have released CCTV images of a man who may have information.

Investigating officer PC Payne, based at Cowley police station said: “We would like to appeal to anybody who recognises the man in these images to please get in touch as we believe they may have information in connection with this incident.”

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Witnesses can call police on 101 quoting reference number 43220140259.

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