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Man charged with attempted murder after van collides with restaurant in Harrow

A 48-year-old man was charged with a string of offences after the hate crime

A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving a van into a restaurant in Harrow.

Police were called at 8.40pm on Friday (June 23) to Alexandra Parade to reports that a van had collided with a restaurant.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "There were no reports of any injuries.

"The van was subsequently stopped 10 minutes away in Northolt Road.

"The driver, a 48-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder."

Detectives investigating a reported hate crime in Harrow on Friday (June 23) have charged a man.

The scene at Northolt Road when the driver was arrested(Image: @S_Kavinthan)

Marek Zakrocki, 48, of Alexandra Avenue, Rayners Lane, was charged with multiple offences on Sunday (June 25) after the "hate crime".

He is accused of attempted murder, racially aggravated criminal damage, racially aggravated section 4 public order, drink driving, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, possession of a bladed article in a public place, aggravated taking and driving away, assault by beating and racially aggravated assault by beating.

He appeared in custody at Hendon Magistrates' Court on Monday (June 26) where he was remanded to appear at Harrow Crown Court on July 24.

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