DETECTIVES have released CCTV footage as part of an investigation into criminal damage at a constituency office in Sunderland.

Shortly after 11.10pm on Saturday, November 9, officers received a report of criminal damage at the office of Sunderland Central Labour candidate Julie Elliott on Norfolk Street.

It was reported that a man had smashed the window of the premises and was acting aggressively, before leaving the area.

An investigation was launched into the incident, and officers have now released CCTV footage showing a man moments before the incident.

Officers are now asking for the public to help identify the individual in question, who may be able to assist with the ongoing enquiries.

Detective Constable Paul Burrows, of Northumbria Police, said: “Intentional acts of criminal damage are totally unacceptable and we are committed to taking robust action against anybody found responsible.

“Inquiries are ongoing into this incident, and while nobody was hurt, we are taking it incredibly seriously.

“We are now asking members of the public to look at the individual pictured and come forward if they recognise him – he could have valuable information that can assist with the investigation.”

The man, or anyone who recognises him, are asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1195 091119 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.