Detectives have released CCTV to trace an important witness to a large fire in Worcester Park. 

Police were called to reports of a fire at a block of flats at around 1.29 am, on Sherbrooke Way, last year on September 9. 

Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters were tackling the 'intense' blaze which damaged most of the four-storey building. 

Around 70 people escaped the building before the fire brigade had arrived, thankfully, no one was injured. 

Police say the damage caused to the building was extensive and irreparable - with the financial loss considerable.

The Brigade say the fire was under control at 6.31 am, however, they remained on the scene for the next two days. 

Detective Sergeant Chris Tucker, said: “We have now identified a previously unknown witness on CCTV footage from the building. 

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"While the footage is not great, I am sure it will remind the witness of the incident and someone close to the witness may be able to say who he is.

"This person may be able to provide key information about the location and cause of the fire and I am appealing for him to come forward and tell us what he knows.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote 4010869/19.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at