Two Men Stabbed Outside Of LGBTQ+ Club In London


The two young men were standing outside of the club when a man with a knife stabbed them and ran away.

Two men were stabbed outside of a London nightclub last night. Two Brewers, a popular LGBTQ+ club in Clapham, is where the attack occurred. The incident is still being investigated, and has not yet been classified as a hate crime, but is being treated as homophobic in nature. No arrests have been made yet.

According to The Standard, Met Detective Inspector Gary Castle said: “We are acutely aware of the shock this attack will cause members of the LGBT+ community and 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 advice 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.”

The two young men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were standing outside of the club at around 10:15 PM when a man with a knife approached them, stabbed them, and ran away. The victims were treated at the hospital for stab wounds and have thankfully been discharged.

Florence Eshalomi, MP for the area said that although the men did not face life threatening injuries and are now stable and safe, “they will sadly face long term trauma from this incident.”

Mary Mac, a drag performer who was at Two Brewers at the time of the attack, said, “It’s shocking and disgusting that in 2023 this is becoming frighteningly more frequent. The team at The Two Brewers were incredible in dealing with this and keeping us inside the venue safe, glad the victims have been discharged and hope they are with loved ones now to help.”

“This is abhorrent. There is no place for hate in London,” Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said following the attack.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact London police or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD7198/13Aug.

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