Hoping that a member of the public will recognise the man in the tracksuit and hoody shown in the video pouring flammable liquid and setting a fire next to the wall of outbuilding of the Hindu temple – though the main temple was not affected.

“It is of paramount importance that we trace the individual who can be clearly been seen in the CCTV and I urge anyone who recognises him to come forward and tell us what they know,”  Detective Chief Inspector Richard Turner told the Evening Standard.

“This incident has come at a time where there are heightened sensitivities following the murder of Lee Rigby and whilst investigations are still ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of this incident we believe that the attack on the temple is not linked – but we continue to retain an open mind.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Hillingdon police community safety unit 020 8246 1766, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.