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Mystery man caught plucking flowers from a front garden wanted for criminal damage

Police are trying to track down a mystery man caught on CCTV randomly plucking flowers from someone's front garden.

Man pulled flower from garden before throwing it towards the lawn Credit: Metropolitan Police

The CCTV footage was taken by a resident in east London who installed a camera after noticing some of her plants had gone missing.

Man pulls flower from garden before throwing it towards the lawn Credit: Metropolitan Police

There have been several reports of criminal damage of a similar nature in the area and we believe that one person may be responsible.

We are asking for the public’s assistance to help us identify this person and anyone with information on the damage - or who recognises the male in the CCTV - should contact us directly.

– Sergeant Darren Hepple, Met Police
Man wanted by police after flowers were pulled from garden Credit: Metropolitan Police

On each occasion, plants and shrubs were pulled out of the front garden and thrown onto the lawn. The CCTV footage was taken on Central Drive in Hornchurch on Saturday 26 July at around 1:50am.

Watch the CCTV footage in full below.

Anyone with information can call police on 020 8721 2593 or 101 quoting ref 5411013/14. Anonymously at Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.