POLICE are appealing for information after a homophobic incident in Whitehaven.

The crime is said to have occurred at about 5.10pm on Friday, January 4 on Queen Street.

The offender is described as a white male, aged 19, wearing a black jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the incident, is urged to call 101 and ask for PC2101 McKenzie, quoting log number 167.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.