POLICE say they have launched an investigation after gel pellets were fired at a Bristol Pride event over the weekend. 

Avon and Somerset Police say they were called to Castle Park on Sunday, July 2 at around 3pm yesterday 

No-one was seriously injured in the attack, but attendees were left 'shaken' and it is now being investigated as a hate crime.

Police say the alleged attackers may be two young men in their 20's wearing black clothing, one described as 'mixed race', while the other is white.

The men were seen leaving the area following the incident, heading towards Bristol Bridge.

Officers are now reviewing CCTV, and have appealed for information or additional footage of the incident from members of the public in the area between 2.30-3pm.

Chief Inspector Stephanie McKenna said: "We take hate crime very seriously and will not tolerate it.

"No-one should have to put up with offences like this, or face discrimination or prejudice just for being themselves.

"We’ve made contact with the organisers of Bristol Pride to keep them updated on our investigation and we encourage anyone who has been a victim of hate crime to report it.

"As with all large events, officers will be in Bristol this weekend to keep the community safe, and if anyone has any concerns, please stop and speak to one of our officers who will be happy to help."

Anyone with additional information or footage is encouraged to contact 101 and quote reference 5223157339.