Londonderry: Homophobic hate incident investigated

Blurry PSNI officers
Image caption Police in Londonderry have asked for anyone with information to come forward

An investigation is under way in Londonderry after a man became the victim of what police said was a homophobic hate incident.

A group of youths followed and shouted at the man as he was walking his dog in the Ringford Road area on Wednesday.

Police said the incident happened sometime between 21:30 BST and 22:00 BST near a local school.

A spokesperson said enquiries are continuing.