It was deeply alarming to learn a convicted paedophile was working on a children's ward at Northwick Park Hospital this week.
Lars Gellner, originally from Germany, managed to get through security checks in the UK even though he had been convicted by a court in Cambodia for a string of sexual attacks on young boys.
It is worrying to think a child molester was lurking in children's ward Jack's Place.
There needs to be an international register so paedophiles cannot sneak across borders.
The safety of our children should never be jeopardised and we call for a tightening up of Criminal Record Bureau checks to prevent this happening again.
Another killing in our borough
NEXT week, Kul Hawadleh would have celebrated his birthday. Instead friends and family yesterday bade him farewell at an emotional funeral service.
Harrow is lucky not to have the problems some parts of London have, with endemic youth crime, but this killing and the death of pensioner Molly Morgan earlier this year show how crime isn't always a borough-by-borough issue.
Detectives in that case seem to be concentrating enquiries in Brent and the man charged with Kul's murder is from Ealing.
Criminals are no respecters of borough boundaries and sometimes actively exploit the fact that there are 33 different local forces in the capital that don't always communicate effectively.
It only takes a few ill-judged ASBOs or a succesful anti-gang initiative in one area to push problems to an authority less well-equipped to deal with it.