CCTV released footage of suspect
Police in Islington are to investigate a religiously motivated hate crime after a bag of rotten meat was thrown at a mosque in Finsbury Park.
incident happened last Thursday (26) when police were called at
4.15am with a report of rotten meat thrown onto the steps of the
Finsbury Park mosque on St Thomas Road, Finsbury Park.
footage of a man that police want to identify and speak to in
connection with the incident has been released. The CCTV footage
shows a man walking past the mosque several times during the early
hours of the morning before throwing the bag of meat at the mosque.
suspect is described as a white bearded man, in his late 30s, 5ft
9ins tall of medium build. He was wearing a light coloured woollen
hat, a light coloured coat with a folded down collar and light
coloured trousers. He wore dark black shoes.
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.
would urge anyone who recognises this man or has any information that
will help the investigation to contact police.”
are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise or may have witnessed
the man shown on CCTV.