OWNERS of a bakery torched just a day before it was due to open are set to start serving treats on Monday.

Brothers Shari Roberto and Mehran Armando were left devastated when arsonists attacked their shop, Tavazo bakery, in Ballards Lane, Finchley, on March 14.

However, the duo have worked over the last couple of months to restore the store, which will serve up Persian pastries, and are set to open up for customers on Monday.

The news comes after police investigating the case released CCTV footage of a suspect inside the building just before the fire started.

Mr Roberto said the attack left him and his brother "stressed", but they are delighted to be almost ready to open their doors.

"We are almost finished rebuilding and hopefully we'll be open on Monday," he said.

“People have been asking when we will open and all the other local businesses have been really helpful.

“We are worried these people might do it again so we really want to find out who did started the fire.”

The CCTV footage shows someone emptying flammable liquid from a black fuel container inside the shop shortly before the blaze engulfed the building.

It is believed the fire started at around 5am with firefighters using eight pumps to extinguish the flames.

Officers want to locate and speak with the person seen in the CCTV images.

The suspect has been described as wearing a distinctively patterned crash helmet, jacket trousers, gloves and black and white trainers.

Anyone with any information can contact police on 101 by quoting reference number 212733 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.