I was extremely upset yesterday to hear that the Sivayogam Temple on Upper Tooting Road had been the victim of an arson attack.
Their ‘Chariot’ – which many residents will recognise from the annual ‘Chariot festival march’ that travels through Tooting in August - was destroyed on Wednesday night after four mindless vandals set fire to it.
The police have yet to make any arrests, but I would appeal for any residents who may have witnessed this to come forward and speak to the police.
The investigation team can be contacted directly on 020 8247 8482, or Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
This is a terrible thing to happen, and we will not stand for it as a community.