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Drugs and imitation firearm found as police swoop on suspected gang members in Harrow

The raids come after shots were fired at police officers amid 'increased tension' between gangs in the borough

Police chief praises bravery of officers in pursuing Harrow gunman

Watch borough commander Simon Ovens' message after his officers came under fire while making an unrelated arrest

Police say that sexual acts were committed on car bonnets in the driveway of the brothel

Harrow brothel closed down after police officers walk in on man receiving service

When police arrived at the brothel, they found condoms all over the floor and as they walked in, saw someone giving oral sex

Harrow borough commander Simon Ovens, speaks to locals following the Paris attacks last week

Harrow locals of all faiths come together to condemn 'criminal acts' in Paris

In a week after the attacks, which killed more than 120 people, Harrow faith leaders came together to offer condolences and support

Harrow police issue burglary prevention advice

As the clocks go back and nights draw in, homes remain in darkness for longer, making them easier targets

On the Beat: There is no escape from justice in this borough!

In his latest column Harrow Borough Commander Simon Ovens celebrates the news that his patch was again the safest borough in London.

Harrow borough commander Simon Ovens, and (right) the Prime Minister

On the beat: Meeting David Cameron and some advice on beating the burglars as the nights draw in

In his latest police column, Harrow borough commander Simon Ovens rubs shoulders with David Cameron.

Chief superintendent Simon Ovens of Harrow Police

On the beat: Harrow police chief Simon Ovens on a busy week

Each week Mr Ovens talks us through a week in policing Harrow

Harrow repeat offender Frazer Stent dies aged 28 in Rochester Prison after alleged assault

The man was serving a four-year sentence for a Harrow burglary, and his death is now being investigated.

On the beat: Harrow police chief Simon Ovens on a busy week

Each week Mr Ovens talks us through a week in policing Harrow

Harrow police out in force in Wealdstone this morning

Borough commander Simon Ovens will be answering your questions on Twitter later today.


Police chief Simon Ovens: How I made Harrow the safest place to live in London

Police chief Simon Ovens has revealed how he made Harrow the safest place to live in London - other boroughs should take note.

On the beat: Harrow police chief Simon Ovens on a week in policing

Each week Mr Ovens talks us through a week in policing Harrow.

Harrow Council's volunteer champions scheme relaunched by Labour

Hundreds attended the conference on Wednesday at the Kadwa Patidar Centre, to hear about the expansion of the scheme.

Harrow becomes the safest borough in London

A proud borough commander paid tribute last night to his team and the volunteers in Harrow.

On the Beat: Risk of crime increases when clocks go back

Harrow Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens offers tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime when the clocks change.        

On the Beat: Out and about in Harrow

Simon Ovens talks us through a week in policing Harrow.

Making a Difference: Readers thank the Harrow Observer as a part of Local Newspaper Week

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We spoke to some of our readers about how in the last year, we have worked with them to highlight their concerns and make a difference

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

Chief superintendent Simon Ovens of Harrow Police

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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