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Appeal following moped arson

News   •   Dec 04, 2015 06:01 GMT

[IMAGE: CCTV still of man police would like to speak to]

Detectives from Islington have today, Friday, 4 December released CCTV footage of a moped set on fire in an effort to identify the man wanted for questioning in relation to the incident.

On Thursday, 12 November, police were called by the London Fire Brigade to reports of a moped set alight outside the 'Spitfire' building on Collier Street, Islington at approximately 06:00hrs.

The suspect is seen on CCTV to set a block of polystyrene alight next to the moped and walk away. He is described as a white man wearing a dark cap, dark hooded jacket, jeans and trainers.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise him or witness the arson. Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who has information about a small number of arson-related fires started on nearby streets at the time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 196135 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

+ A 26-year-old man was arrested on Friday, 13 November on suspicion of arson to vehicles near to Collier Street on 10 and 11 November. Detectives do not believe this is the same man shown in the footage. He is bailed to a north London Police Station in early February 2016 pending further enquiries.