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Air gun shot at gay couple's home in 'homophobic' attack

An airgun was fired through the glass patio door of a gay couple's home in Oxfordshire in what police have described as a homophobic attack.

Two victims were at their home in Chestnut Close, Witney, when they heard a loud bang at the rear of their property.

The couple then heard homophobic abuse from a group of five youths outside, aged between 16 and 18, police said.

One youth was wearing large headphones while another wore a dark Bench hoodie.

The two victims, a 45-year-old man and a 39-year-old man, were left "distressed", Thames Valley Police said.

The incident took place at about 21:00 BST on 12 October, but details were only released by police on Wednesday.

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