A bag of rotten pork was thrown at a mosque in Finsbury Park in an alleged religiously-motivated hate crime.

Detectives from Islington Borough are investigating and have issued CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the incident.

Police were called to Finsbury Park mosque on St Thomas’ Road at around 4.15am on May 26.

CCTV from the mosque captured the moment when the suspect approached the gated entrance.

He approached several times in the early hours of the morning and waited until no-one was around before throwing the bag of meat onto the steps of the mosque and heading off towards Rock Street.

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.

The suspect is described as a white, bearded man, in his late 30s, 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build.

He was wearing a light coloured woollen hat, a light coloured coat and a folded down collar and light trousers. He was wearing black shoes.

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.