Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to talk to in relation to the racist graffiti sprayed on the front of a Herne Hill jazz bar last month.
The vile message, which read ‘NO N*****S’, shocked residents and business owners when it appeared in two-foot high letters on the front of Dee Dee’s Jazz and Funk bar on May 25.
As reported by the News last week, a teacher living nearby was subject to a “trial by social media” and blamed for the crime in numerous online comments, despite being away from London at the time. Police interviewed the Dulwich Hamlet Junior teacher but dismissed him as a suspect.
Police had previously announced that they were trying to track down a group of tourists who were staying nearby. They have since announced that they no longer believe they were responsible and are continuing their search.
Enquiries continue. Anyone with information about the incident, or who can identify the man shown in the CCTV image, should call the Southwark Community Safety Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.