Merseyside Police, which is Liverpool’s local police department.Police said that the alleged attacker was with another man as well.

Both fled the scene shortly after the attack.Authorities are still attempting to identify the suspect involved in assaulting the older man.“It’s extremely disappointing that during Pride Month, when we are celebrating tolerance in our communities, a man appears to have been targeted because of his sexuality.

To be attacked in such a manner is despicable, and we’re determined to find those responsible and remove them from our streets,” detective Tony Roberts said in the release.