Tooting barbers full of customers suffers arson attack in broad daylight

A Tooting barbers full of customers has suffered an arson attack in broad daylight.

Cops were called at around 6.45pm on Friday, August 27, to the venue in Upper Tooting Road, after reports that a flammable liquid had been thrown at the property.

A small fire had started outside the venue but no one was injured.

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.

A CCTV clip has been released by police of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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.

+ A man has been charged in connection with the incident.

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