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Police release image of man wanted in connection with death of seven-year-old Joel Urhie

Photo: Met Police

Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they want to interview over the death of seven-year-old Joel Urhie.

Joel died in a fire at his family home on Adolphus Street in Deptford on August 7 of last year. His mother and older sister managed to escape by jumping from first floor windows. They were both injured.

The man in the CCTV image was at the Shell garage on Shooters Hill Road in Blackheath at 2:20am on the day of the attack, just over an hour before the fire started.

He is caught on camera with a petrol can he filled with fuel and paid for with cash.

The man was dressed in blue jeans, blue deck shoes and a blue t-shirt with a two word motif. The second word reads 'removals.' He was riding a push bike.

Anyone with information can contact the dedicated incident room on 020 8345 3715 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.