Detectives are appealing for information following a car fire.

Officers have released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the offence.

At 11.59pm on Thursday, May 23, police were called to reports of a car on fire in Belgrave Road, Ilford.

The footage can be watched here at

Images show a stolen blue Citroen car being driven and parked on the pavement to Belgrave Road at 9.23pm where the driver leaves shortly after.

A few minutes later, at 9.35pm, the suspect came back and then walked down the road pass the car until he disappeared.

He then re-appeared at 10:12pm carrying an object in his hand which was thrown at the car front window, attempting to break the glass.

The object bounced back and fell to the floor. He picked up a rock from the ground and threw it at the window and kicked it with his foot.

Petrol is then poured from a can, into the car and on the bonnet and pavement, leaving a trail which the suspect sets alight before he disappeared down the road.

The suspect is described as a white man, wearing a dark colour bomber jacket, grey t-shirt and blue jeans.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who recognises him or has any information is urged to contact police on via 101 quoting reference 9458/23MAY19. You can tweet information to @MetCC.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.