|Suspects Wanted By Police|
A teenager travelling to a fancy dress party with friends on London's Underground was put in a headlock and forced to apologise for being gay by two yobs, say police.
The 19 year-old male, who was travelling on the Jubilee Line, was a victim of homophobic abuse say the British Transport Police, who have released an image of the wanted pair.
The teenager was on a westbound Jubilee line train between West Ham and North Greenwich on October 21 and along with his friends was already in full costume.
At around 11.10pm the wanted duo boarded the train at West Ham andbegan verbally abusing the victim and his friends, using homophobic language.
When challenged, they became more aggressive.
The first offender then pulled the victim from his seat and put him into a headlock, strangling him.
The second offender took the victim’s phone and verbally abused him again, also making threats to stab him.
They demanded the victim apologise for being gay, which eventually the victim did as he was struggling to breathe.
They then let him go and handed back his phone and a fight ensued between the victim’s friends and the offenders.
One of the victim’s friends, a 25-year-old woman, was punched and pushed to the ground. She sustained bruising.
The original victim did not sustain any injuries.
At North Greenwich, the victims left the train.
Police are asking for anyone who recognises the wanted males to call the BTP on 0800 40 50 40.