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Man sought after offensive item thrown towards mosque

News   •   May 28, 2016 06:30 BST

[Image: CCTV image of the man sought]

Police in Islington are appealing for the public's help to identify a man they wish to speak to in connection with a religiously aggravated hate crime.

The offence happened at about 02:00hrs on Thursday, 26 May, at Finsbury Park Mosque on St Thomas's Road, Finsbury Park.

A bag of meat was thrown over the surrounding fence towards the mosque.

Police are releasing a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the enquiry.

Detective Inspector Ralph Coates, of Islington Community Safety Unit, said: "We take hate crime extremely seriously as we know how destructive these offences can be, both to individuals and to communities.

"I would urge anyone who recognises this man or has any information that will help the investigation to contact police."

Anyone with information about the incident or who can identify the man is asked to contact Islington Community Safety Unit on 020 7421 0281 or alternatively call 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name. Please quote reference number 2712630/16.