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New PCs at Pinner Police Station

The month of May 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
E: Pinner.snt@met.police.uk
Emergency number: 999 Non-emergency: 101
Follow on Twitter @MPSPinner and @MPSPinnerSouth

Hatch End Station

Hatch End Station’s booking office has had a reprieve. Following a consultation, the booking office will now be open from 7.30-10am on Monday to Friday. This also applies to Headstone Lane station. Gareth Thomas MP, the HEA, the unions and passengers had campaigned to keep the booking office open.

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 sntqa-pinner@met.police.uk.

“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.”

Traffic congestion – Grimsdyke Road area


On 31 October 2018, Dermot Wilson presented a petition containing 100 signatures from residents in Hillview Road, Grimsdyke Road and Hallam Gardens to Harrow Council requesting that the Council introduce a CPZ in these roads to tackle the problem of non-resident parking. The petition was conducted because the non-resident parking is causing severe congestion for all residents in the immediate area and is worrying residents that emergency vehicles will have severe difficulties in attending any incident in the area.






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 ring.com 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 PinnerSouth.snt@met.police.uk

How Safe is your Home Leaflet

Hatch End in Profile

A profile of Hatch End in images
As part of its annual report, Public Health Harrow profiles all the wards in Harrow. If you want to know details about Hatch End, such as population numbers, births per year, population age, number of children, crime statistics and much more, click on the link below to view the PDF.
Julian Maw

Harrow Recycling Centre

Harrow Recycling Centre
From 13 November, the Centre will be for Harrow residents only
The rules on waste are changing in Harrow for the Recycling Centre. From 13 November only residents of Harrow borough will be allowed to use the Council tip, located at Forward Drive, Kenton. Harrow Council is making the change to reduce queues and cut costs for Harrow taxpayers. Almost 30% of visitors to the tip are thought to come from outside the borough now that some other councils in west London have shut their recycling centres to non-residents.
Cllr Graham Henson, Harrow Council portfolio holder for environment, said: “With one stroke, we’re slashing the queues at the waste recycling centre and saving huge amounts of money. I’m fed up with people from all over the place bringing their waste to Harrow. My message to people from other boroughs is – we don’t want your rubbish!”
From 13 November, Harrow residents will need to bring their driving licence with them to the recycling centre as proof of address. If they don’t have a driving licence, then proof of residence, such as council tax bill, utility bill, bank statement and photo ID will do.
For more information about what you can recycle at Harrow’s Recycling and Re-use Centre, visit   www.harrow.gov.uk/HRRC.

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:

Litter Pick-Up – 2019

Saturday 15 June 2019
Saturday 14 September 2019

Please come and help ~ all are welcome
Meet at Hatch End Station car park
10am till noon or for as long as you can manage
We provide gloves, pickers and a safety tabard. When you are finished,
St Anselm’s Church is offering  a rewarding refreshment at the church
Help us keep Hatch End a pleasant place to live and work