POLICE investigating criminal damage at Scarborough’s Sea Life Centre are hoping someone will recognise this man.
It was taken from footage shot inside the centre’s penguin enclosure at about 2.20am on Easter Monday.
Three men broke into the centre in Scalby Mills Road and officers are today appealing for information about the incident.
They were seen damaging the fencing and chasing the penguins before damaging CCTVcameras – this image was taken before the cameras were damaged.
All three were wearing hooded tops.
Sergeant Trish Hope, of Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This is a completely mindless act of criminal damage and cruelty. Thankfully the penguins were physically unharmed but were very alarmed and frightened by the incident.
“The staff at the centre were understandably very upset and struggle to understand why anyone would wish to disrupt the centre or cause harm to the animals. We are determined to bring these people to justice.”
Anyone with any information should either contact 0845 60 60 247 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.