A man has been jailed after an unprovoked, homophobic attack in Brixton.

Jabbard Mabounda, of Crosby Walk, was been jailed for 12 months at the Inner London Crown Court on Monday, April 22.

The 31-year-old was sentenced after police identified him using CCTV following the attack in Brixton Road that left two men with injuries that sent them to hospital.

Both men had been waiting for a bus after attending a Black Pride event on August 19 last year when they were attacked.

Following their ordeal, both victims were supported by PC Andy De Santis.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Pete Thompson from Brixton said: “This was a vicious, homophobic attack committed against two men who were simply waiting at a bus stop. Mabounda is a violent person who has rightly been imprisoned for what he did.

“I commend the men who were assaulted for their bravery throughout the investigation.

“Tackling hate crime is a priority for the Metropolitan Police and we are committed to bringing perpetrators to justice.

“Homophobia has no place in our society and it will not be tolerated in any form.

“I am hugely proud of the feedback PC De Santis has received, demonstrating the high standards of our officers and their dedication to keeping Londoners safe.”

In a letter one of the men said: “He [PC De Santis] has consistently checked on my emotional well-being and provided contacts for victim support.

“His dedication has gone above and beyond, and I believe he exemplifies the kind of support that is needed in such cases.”