Man filmed throwing rotten pork at mosque

Man filmed throwing rotten pork at mosque     
Police are hunting for a man who was caught on camera throwing rotten pork at a mosque.
The man, believed to be in his late 30s, was caught on CCTV throwing the meat at the place of worship in St Thomas’s Road, Finsbury Park.

Police were called to the mosque at 4.15am on May 26 after he was seen approaching the building several times in the early hours.
He waited around until there was nobody there then launched the religiously aggravated hate crime.
He’s been described as white, 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build.
Detectives from Islington Borough investigating a religiously aggravated hate crime have issued CCTV footage of a man they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident. On Thursday, 26 May police were called at 04:15hrs to a report of a man throwing a bag of rotten pork meat at Finsbury Park mosque on St. Thomas's Road, Finsbury Park. CCTV from the mosque caught the moment the suspect approached the gated entrance. He approached the location several times in the early hours and waited until there was no one around before he threw the bag of meat onto the steps of the mosque. He then made off heading towards Rock Street. The 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. 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." Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise or may have witnessed the man shown on CCTV. 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 quoting CRIS 2712630/16. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.     
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.
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.’

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