Leicestershire police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to trace after a banner was set alight on a mosque in Highfields, Leicester.
The banner on the external wall of the Usmani Mosque, in St Saviours Road, was set alight at about 12.55am on Saturday, February 25.
Police said the suspect is Asian, possibly in his 30s, with dark hair. He was wearing a dark Puffa-style jacket and dark bottoms.
Inspector Bill Knopp said: “The banner was placed on the wall to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed and the congregation has been deeply saddened by this malicious damage.
“We have been working closely with the mosque committee since the incident was reported to us and would urge the local community to help us identify the person responsible.
“From enquiries we’ve conducted so far we know that a passing motorist stopped at the scene and put the fire out, we would urge this person to contact the police as he may be able to provide vital information which could assist with the enquiries.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Victoria Parker on 101.