Oct 29 2012

Harrow Police’s Weekly Blog – October 29, 2012

Harrow Police’s weekly blog, written this week by Chief Superintendent Dal Babu…

I was out patrolling last week with PC Ali Hinchliff who was seriously injured in the stabbing in Kingsbury last year and is now back on the streets of Harrow. PC Hinchliff is an extremely fit officer who regularly competes in triathlons; he gave me some excellent advice before I started my charity bicycle ride from London to Paris with former Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion football player Brendan Batson. I was invited to take part in this ride in order to raise funds for a hospice in the West Midlands who looked after Brendon Batson’s wife after she was diagnosed with cancer.

We have executed over 50 arrest warrants in the last month in our relentless pursuit of criminals and there is a real positive buzz amongst Harrow officers as we continue to bring criminals to book . If you have any information on anyone who is involved in drug dealing, stealing property or any criminality, please call us on 101. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. These results are real hard evidence of what great officers and staff we have in the Metropolitan Police Service, especially on the back of all of their hard work during the Olympics, this is really outstanding.

“Remind your family and friends about how they can protect themselves against burglars.”

We have had some great results from recent appeals we have sent out through our Twitter account, especially around the Brompton folding bicycles that were recovered recently in Stanmore. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our followers for taking the time to contact us. Officers investigating these matters are now following up on this information and we will keep you posted on the outcome. If you would like to receive the latest news or appeals from your local police follow us on Twitter @MPSHarrow.

During Operation Cubo – The Met-wide operation that targets uninsured vehicles, we seized 16 vehicles across Harrow, including a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow last week. I appreciate car insurance is expensive but it is a legal requirement that you must be insured. The Met Police continues to target uninsured drivers, and as you will see there is no hiding place whether you drive a small car or a big gas guzzling car.

During the dark nights please ensure your home looks occupied by following three simple rules:

  • Leave a light on.
  • Leave a radio on.
  • Ensure doors and windows are shut and locked.

Remind your family and friends about how they can protect themselves against burglars. For a more comprehensive guide to home security, visit our crime prevention pages on this website.

The officer of the week is PC Stephen Luu (pictured above),  who works on the borough’s Tasking Team. PC Luu sustained a serious gash to this arm from a shard of glass whilst executing a warrant on a drug dealer’s address. Despite this serious injury and seeing a consultant the following day for specialist treatment, the officer did not take a single day off sick. PC Luu epitomises the spirit of Harrow’s police officers and staff by refusing to take time off and continuing to work to make sure we remove criminals from our streets.

I was honoured to be invited to be an Ambassador of the Harrow Asian Deaf Club by their President Asif Iqbal. They do a phenomenal amount of good work in the community and I am keen to support them in any way I can. I look forward to attending forthcoming HADC events.

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