The incident occurred at about 8pm on Monday 27 February because the suspect engaged the sufferer in dialog as they each left the West London Islamic Centre.
They spoke for about 5 minutes when the suspect has doused the sufferer in a liquid, believed to be petrol, earlier than setting him alight utilizing a lighter. He then walked away.
The sufferer was taken to hospital the place he acquired remedy for extreme burns to his face and arms.
CCTV launched from the mosque exhibits the suspect praying contained in the mosque.
Detective Sergeant Steven Constable, mentioned: “I do know this shall be an extremely surprising incident for the group and we’re finishing up a full investigation into what occurred. Understandably, there may be a substantial amount of native concern within the wake of this incident and native officers have been finishing up reassurance patrols every day on the mosque.
“We are persevering with to work alongside the West London Islamic Centre who’ve been very supportive of our investigation and have been aiding us with our enquiries.
“A key a part of that’s figuring out the person within the picture we have now launched. If you recognise this man I might urge you to get in contact, both immediately with police or to stay nameless, contact Crimestoppers. I might additionally urge anybody who witnessed this incident and has not but spoken to police to please get in contact.”
If you recognise the person within the picture or have another data that would assist the investigation please name police on 101 and provides reference 6422/27FEB.
Alternatively, you possibly can contact the unbiased charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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