MORE than £2,000 has been raised by Brent Police for Harrow police officers seriously injured in Kingsbury.
The four officers, who normally workin Harrow borough, were attacked outside a butchers shop in KingsburyRoad on Saturday, November 19.
Oneofficer, in his twenties, suffered a knife wound to the stomach,another officer, also in his twenties, had head injuries and a stabwound to the arm. A third officer, in his thirties, had a stab wound tothe leg; and the fourth officer, in his twenties, had a broken hand anda broken thumb.
Brent Police officers and staff pulled together to raise money for the officers to help them during their recovery.
Membersof the wanted offenders unit and post prosecution team arranged a cakebake and a raffle on Thursday, December 15, drawn by Brent DetectiveSuperintendent Steven Kershaw.
Atotal of 2,345 raffle tickets were sold to firefighters, Transport forLondon staff, British Transport and Metropolitan Police officers andstaff across London, including Homicide Command at Peel Centre,communications staff at Hendon, and counter-terrorism staff at NewScotland Yard, among other teams.
The s2,333 raised far exceeded the teams expectations, a Brent Police spokesman said.
DetectiveConstable So Ying Pang, who arranged the raffle, said: We have beentouched and overwhelmed by the positive, warm and generous responsefrom our colleagues within the extended emergency services family andlocal businesses.
Wewish all those affected in the Kingsbury incident a safe and speedyrecovery, and extend a big thank you to all those whose invaluablesupport helped to make this happen.
Anumber of businesses donated money to the raffle including TK Maxx inWembley Square, Nandos in Kingsbury, Wing Yip in Cricklewood, theMasti Bar Restaurant Club in Wembley, and Marks and Spencer in Harrow.
- Christopher Houghton, of Milford Gardens, Wembley, appeared at the OldBailey last month charged with three counts of attempted murder, two ofattempting to cause grievous bodily harm, one of causing actual bodilyharm, one of assault and one of affray. Houghton was remanded incustody to appear back at the Old Bailey on February 27.