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Sunday 19 November 2017

'Burglar' shown on wildlife webcam

A still taken from CCTV footage of a man police would like to identify in connection with a burglary in Herne Hill, south London
A still taken from CCTV footage of a man police would like to identify in connection with a burglary in Herne Hill, south London
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLEHandout photo dated 12/01/14 issued by Metropolitan Police of a still taken from CCTV footage of a man police would like to identify in connection with a burglary investigation which occurred at a residential address in Hollingbourne Road, SE24.

Police want to trace a man in connection with a burglary after he was captured on camera by a renowned wildlife photographer.

Former BBC Springwatch presenter Simon King installed the remote webcam in the garden of a home to monitor the behaviour of urban foxes.

But as well as filming the animal's movement, police said the camera "captured footage of a man climbing over a fence and making off across the garden" after a burglary at a neighbouring property.

He was was filmed in the garden at about 3.45am on Sunday, January 12 after a burglary at a residential address in Hollingbourne Road, Herne Hill, south London, Scotland Yard said.

The neighbour noticed the camera had been activated overnight and handed the footage to police, a Metropolitan police spokesman said.

Mr King said: "I understand that a neighbour of our urban fox family residence was burgled and our cameras captured the possible suspect red-handed.

"Anyone can view our network of webcams live through our website at simonkingwildlife.com and they will often see animals doing the strangest of things - but this is taking it one stage further.

"I hope the police are able to make use of the images and that this matter is resolved with as little disruption as possible for all concerned."

Anyone who has any information should contact Pc Marie Hamilton at Southwark's Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit on 020 7232 7060 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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