Youth who burned Deptford station CCTV system with lighter 'could have started lift fire'

Youth who burned Deptford station CCTV system with lighter 'could have started lift fire'

Youth who burned Deptford station CCTV system with lighter 'could have started lift fire'

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

Police want to trace this man after a CCTV camera at Deptford station was deliberately damaged with a lighter.

The incident happened in a station lift at around 8.45pm on July 11.

PC Rachel Saunders from British Transport Police explained: "A youth entered the lift on the platform 2 side of the station and deliberately burnt the lens of the camera with a lighter.

"He got out of the lift, but returned shortly after and repeated the offence, leaving the camera badly-damaged."

As part of their investigation, officers are issuing an image of a youth they want to speak to in relation to the incident.

PC Saunders added: "Not only did the person responsible compromise the public’s safety by putting a CCTV camera out of action, they could also have started a fire in the lift."

If you can help call police on 0800 40 50 40, text 61016, quoting reference SSUB/B9 of 23/07/2014 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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