Police release CCTV image of man wanted for anti-gay stickers

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Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with homophobic stickers placed around London’s east end.

The stickers, which have been found in Brick Lane, Poplar, Bow and Canary Wharf, show a red line through a rainbow flag and the words ‘gay-free zone’

British Transport Police Detective Constable Elaine Sexton, of the Public Protection Unit, said: “We are working together with the Metropolitan Police, and have been conducting local enquiries across east London in a bid to identify those responsible for these stickers.

“These stickers are offensive and we are keen to identify the man in the images as we believe he has information which may assist the investigation.”

Superintendent Mark Wolski, from Tower Hamlets Police, said: “These stickers are divisive in nature and so we would encourage anyone with information to contact our colleagues at BTP to help identify the perpetrators.”

Last month, PinkNews.co.uk reported that an 18-year-old man had been arrested and then released after police found him with stickers in his possession.

Police first received reports of the stickers in February and around 70 have been spotted in east London.

Anyone who recognises the man in the image or who has any information which may assist the investigation is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting background log number B13/LUA of 29/03/2011. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.