The reader told Gay News: “I was walking on the Heath and I met these three large men in dark suits and blue shirts. I should have known they were police. One of them punched me in the face and 1 have a black eye.
“When I got to the roadway I saw there were two unmarked police cars parked. And from the noises behind me I could tell the plain clothes men were having a good time beating up gays.”
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said:
“There was an injury-only accident at Hampstead Heath, which required the usual police procedure.”
He denied that there were any plain clothes police in the area.