Police hunt for man in CCTV images after Tooting arson attack

A barber shop in Tooting was set ablaze last month in an arson attack, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Police investigating the attack have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police were initially been called to the barber in Upper Tooting Road at around 6.45pm on August 27 after reports that a flammable liquid had been thrown at the property.

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Officers attended to discover a small fire had started outside the venue.

Thankfully no significant damage was caused and no one was injured.

A man has been charged in connection with the incident.

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It is believed that following the incident, a male suspect ran from the scene into Brudenell Road where he got into a car and made off.

DC Richard Roberts, from the South West Command, said: “This was a highly reckless attack on a shop full of customers in broad daylight which could have devastating consequences.

“I would appeal to any members of the public who witnessed the incident, saw anything suspicious in the area at around that time, or who recognise the man in the footage to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, CAD 4703/28AUG21

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

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