Four males in custody in connection with a homophobic hate crime in Cheltenham
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Four teenagers are in custody following a public appeal to identify a group of males in connection with a homophobic hate crime in Cheltenham last week.
The four males, who are all aged 18 and from Cheltenham, came forward and attended a police station yesterday evening, Tuesday 18 August.
They were all arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody today, Wednesday 19 August.
Yesterday police released CCTV images of four males they would like to speak to in connection with an incident last Thursday where two men had homophobic slurs shouted at them and were then assaulted while walking down Cheltenham Highstreet.
Gloucestershire Constabulary would like to thank the public and media for their help in sharing the appealing and to those who contacted police and provided information.