Category Archives: Security

Useful contacts

Useful Contact Information for Hatch End households
Emergency Services and Utility Suppliers
Emergency Services
Ring 999 in a life-threatening emergency for Police, Fire, Health

Local Police
Hatch End Ward, Safer Neighbourhood Team
Address: 155 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Harrow, HA5 4EA [NOT a public access office]
North West Command Unit
Email:; Tel: 020 8421 2998
Follow on Facebook: Hatch End Police; on Twitter: @MPSHatchEnd [For local news]

Metropolitan Police (general)
Local crime stats, complaints and general information: Visit

Non-emergency incident reporting: Call 111
Anonymous Crime reporting]: Crime Stoppers – Call 0800 533 111
Online watch link, OWL: Visit

Find your local Neighbourhood Watch: Visit

Local Fire Brigade
Local station: 500 Pinner Road, HA5 5RW

Tel: 020 8555 1200
Home inspection available – see website
London Fire Brigade Head Office: 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL.

Electricity Emergency (power cut [outage] report & information) Tel: 0800 316 3105 or 105
Electricity for supply past your meter: contact details on your supplier’s bill.
Network provider: UK Power networks, website:
Tel: 0800 783 8838.

GAS Emergency (smell gas) Tel: 0800 111 999
Gas for supply past your meter: contact details on your supplie’s bill
Distribution network provider: Cadent Gas, website:

Emergency off property: Tel: 0800 316 800; Non-emergency enquires: Tel: 0345 835 1111

Water Emergency (Clean water [no water or burst water main]) Tel: 0345 357 2407
Waste water (Drain and sewers) Tel: 0800 316 9800
Clean water provided by Affinity Water: For information, visit

Tel: (meter account) 0345 357 2401 or (non-metered account) Tel: 0345  357 2402
Waste water provided by Thames Water and billed by Affinity Water
For information, visit Tel: 0800 316 9800

Pinner Police Station

The month of May 2019 saw the arrival of two new Police Constables to Pinner Police Station; veteran Kevin Brooks brings a wealth of experience to the Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and Laura Muzikeviciute joins Pinner South SNT from Brent borough.

Contact information: Pinner / Pinner South SNT Tel: 020 8721 2775 / 2991
Emergency number: 999 Non-emergency: 101
Follow on Twitter @MPSPinner and @MPSPinnerSouth

Pinner attack

Man charged with the murder of Pinner shopkeeper

“A man has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a shopkeeper in Marsh Road Pinner early on Sunday, 24 March. Alexander Stephen Gunn, aged 31 and of no fixed abode, was charged on Thursday, 4 April with the murder of 54-year-old Ravi Katharkamar.  He was also charged with robbery. Gunn appeared in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 5 April.  He had previously appeared at the same court on Monday, 1 April charged with burglary, theft from a motor vehicle, possession of an offensive weapon and driving whilst disqualified. This arrest follows an investigation by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, Metropolitan Police.”

Chief Superintendent Sara Leach responsible for Pinner and the North West, sends a personal message to local people:

“I know there may be some concern in the community of Pinner over the shocking attack on 54-year-old Ravi Katharkamar in the most audacious manner, my thoughts and sympathy goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time. I completely understand the alarm and concern this has caused for those who live and work nearby.

“The murder team lead by Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe are doing everything they can to arrest those responsible. I have stepped up patrols in the area and I hope this has provided some reassurance. The officers are there to talk to local people and listen to any concerns you have. The local Safer Neighbourhood officer for Pinner is PC Babur Aziz and he can be contacted by emailing

“The victim, Mr Katharkamar is believed to have been opening up the shop early on Sunday morning when he was attacked by a male who stole the till. A black Vauxhall Astra was parked in Cecil Park prior to the murder and was driven off at speed, south down Cecil Park immediately after the attack.  Please get in touch if you:
• saw the black Astra
• were in or around the area at the time of the attack
• have seen a discarded till
• you saw someone using lots of loose change some time after Sunday morning
• you think you may have any other information that could help us progress this investigation

“There are a number of ways to get in contact. You can call the murder investigation team on 0208 358 0200, you can also contact us on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Remember in an emergency always call 999.

“I would reiterate that although the incident at the weekend was shocking, Pinner is still a safe place and my officers will continue to work hard, with your support, to ensure it stays that way. Yesterday I met with councillors and some community representatives to share details of the investigation and our response. I was touched by the high levels of cohesion within Pinner and reminded of the devastating impact this has had on all of our lives.”



During the month of October 10 burglaries occurred in the Pinner area. These offences took place at different times during daylight hours and after the hours of darkness. Methods of entry to properties varied from forcing open a front door, a rear or side ground floor window or rear patio doors. Access to the side or rear of a property is often gained by climbing over low gates using unsecured bins in driveways. As the clocks have now gone back and the dark early evenings are with us, it can be easier for burglars to identify if a house is unoccupied. Burglars often knock or ring at the door first, before making efforts to enter the property. So, however you feel safest responding to an unexpected visitor at your door, please do answer it as your presence could be enough of a deterrent. For those of you who don’t want to answer the door to unwanted cold callers, consider purchasing a video doorbell that detects movement outside your home, improves its security and allows you to answer the doorbell remotely. Please take some time to read the attached burglary prevention advice leaflet and consider what, if any, security vulnerabilities need to be addressed at your home.

Lee O’Brien PCSO 7562QA, Pinner / Pinner South SNT
020 8721 2991 or

How Safe is your Home Leaflet

Terrorist Attacks – Met Police Advice

In the light of the shocking attacks in Brussels on Tuesday 22 March 2016, Mak Chishty, Commander – Community Engagement of the Metropolitan Police has issued the following message:
“Officers and uniformed police staff will be out and about as part of London’s community life, they have all been briefed and would welcome members of the community approaching them and will do their best to help reassure them. If any member of the community spots anything unusual within their community that they do not feel happy about then please report this to police using the 101 number or if it’s urgent 999. You can also call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
It is with regret, but something that we have come to realise through experience, that hate crime can increase and I would ask that any incident of hate or hate crime is immediately reported and assure you that it will receive a fast response and be dealt with by specialist officers.
I would also like to this opportunity to bring our advice to your notice on the steps to take to keep safe in the event of a firearms or weapons attack. This can be found on the National Police Chiefs Council website:”