Man thrown into river at Thetford

A man has been thrown in a river while homophobic insults were shouted at him.The 47-year-old was looking at vintage cars close to the Bell Hotel, Thetford, at 12.

A man has been thrown in a river while homophobic insults were shouted at him.

The 47-year-old was looking at vintage cars close to the Bell Hotel, Thetford, at 12.50pm on Friday, June 22.

He was approached by three men who said there were more cars over the river.

But as he crossed the bridge on Bridge Street, his assailants grabbed his arms and legs and threw him in the river, while one of the men shouted obscenities about his sexuality.

The victim, who escaped unharmed, did not recognise the men but said they spoke with an American accent.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Sgt Paul Wheatley at Thetford Police Station on 0845 4564567.

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