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Top cops who make London proud honoured at ceremony

The special commendation ceremony paid tribute to the police officers who work so hard to keep us safe

Police officers raise cash for girls brigade

The Stanmore Girls Bridage accepted the cheque on Friday

A garage break-in: picture posed by a model exclusive

Burglars using secret chalk markings as codes across Stanmore

Crooks are sketching signs to indicate if homes are worth breaking into, with police calling on the public to keep an eye out.

Harrow loses 27 per cent of its police officers in three years

Boris Johnson's office reassures Observer over staffing, but Harrow West MP says situation is 'worrying'.

Booze cruise over for crooks as officers seize thousands of litres of counterfeit alcohol

Joint operation from council, police and HMRC officers saves tax payer more than £8,000

White Ribbon Day 2013: Young actors tackle issue of sexual exploitation

An awareness-raising performance took centre stage at Harrow's annual event in recognition of White Ribbon Day.

Mother of knife crime stab victim launches Colin Igwe Trust

Jo Rawlings's 18-year-old son was killed in 2003 outside a South London fast food restaurant

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Oldest Harrow police station has open day

Harrow borough's Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens provides an update on what has been going on in the past week

Harrow Council's new Conservative leader sets out vision

CLEANER streets, a safer borough and a fairer society are the aims of the new Tory administration at the helm of Harrow Council.

Honours for arrest of 'extremely dangerous' hammer attacker

THREE detectives were awarded for their persistence and success in catching an ‘extremely dangerous’ man who attacked an innocent young boy with a hammer.

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Hall’s shoddy deal with ‘ragbag’group

Cadets win big after showing off drill skills

VOLUNTEER cadets had their drill skills put to the test at the Mayor of Harrow’s annual competition, but came out with a trophy at the end.

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Police pledge to make Harrow the safest borough in London

A ‘CALL to arms’ has been issued for everyone to pull together to tackle criminal behaviour and make Harrow the safest borough in London.

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Fair is becoming an ‘unfair’ distraction

QUESTIONS about the future of Pinner Fair have been raised by traders who suffered a loss of business by closing during the event.

Community leaders condemn Woolwich killing

COMMUNITY leaders from Harrow and Brent have condemned the Woolwich killing in which a soldier was slain.

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Harrow's new top cop outlines objectives in keeping borough safe

HAVING six robberies over the weekend is six too many, Chief Superintendant Simon Ovens told the Observer.

On the beat: Beware of pickpockets blighting town centre

I FEEL a great sense of privilege and pride to be borough commander of Harrow following Dal Babu’s retirement from the Met Police last week.

On the beat: A sad goodbye

THIS is my last week at Harrow Borough and I must admit that as I write this blog I have mixed feelings – on the one hand I think I will be leaving the best job in the world, while on the other hand I am looking forward to being able to spend more time with my two beautiful daughters, Shanti and Suraiya.

Not enoughs ethnic minority cops, says retiring Harrow police chief

HARROW’S retiring borough commander has criticised the Met Police for not employing enough black and Asian officers.

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Harrow police chief Dal Babu to retire

THE Harrow Borough Commander has announced his retirement from the Metropolitan Police after completing 30 years' service.

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Violent crime rockets in south Westminster

Violent crime has rocketed in the south of Westminster, leaving residents fearing for their safety.

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Prison for Pimlico pupils

An unusual anti-crime project is giving Westminster schoolchildren a taste of life behind bars complete with iron bunkbeds and cells.

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Sports Reporter
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News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
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Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
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Reporter, Harrow Observer
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Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
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