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Footage released following Greenwich arson


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Police have released CCTV images and moving footage of an arson in Greenwich and are appealing for help and information.

On Tuesday, 30 September at approximately 06:30hrs, a man walked into the BP Garage Petrol Station in Trafalgar Road, Greenwich.

In the footage, a white man is seen approaching a pump, squirting some petrol on the floor, placing an item in the pump - possibly a piece of cloth or paper - and setting it on fire. He is subsequently seen running across Trafalgar Road into Greenwich Park Street.

A brave member of the public, who acted quickly, is seen using a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.

Detective Constable Karl Buckwell, from Greenwich CID, said: “This was an incredibly dangerous and reckless thing to do - there were cars and people filling up in the petrol station. The petrol station is surrounded by flats and is located on a very busy road.

"We believe that the person seen setting the fire in the footage would have been caught in it and may have burnt his eyebrows as well as his hair. Anyone who knows his identity should get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call DC Buckwell at Greenwich CID on 020 8284 9416 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Note: Moving footage is available on Flckr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/metropolitanpolice/15584901036