THUGS caused a man to suffer a bloody nose, two black eyes and a swollen face during a homophobic hate crime in the town centre.

Two men made homophobic comments towards two other men who were walking along Bridge Street at 5am on Saturday, then chased the pair in the direction of Canal Walk.

One of the victims, aged 24, was then assaulted and left with several injuries.

Both suspects were wearing dark coloured tops - one top had distinctive writing on the back.

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the public's help and have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information about the hate crime assault should call police immediately on 101 and quote crime reference number 54190015979. Information can be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.