I WAS satisfied to see that at Harrow Crown Court last week, 19-year-old Sirajdin Chiragh of Paulhan Road, Kenton, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail for nasty assault on a brilliant first class honours student in an unprovoked incident in July last year.
The student has lost the vision in one eye and Chiragh will have now have a considerable amount of time to contemplate his cowardly attack in prison.
Thankfully incidents like this are very rare in Harrow, but nevertheless it is important that we deal with the criminals who carry out these attacks.
PC Ali Plant was the officer in the charge of this case and did an excellent job in securing a successful conviction.
INSPECTOR Tysoe, Sergeant Rees, PC Hughes, PC Chowdhry, PC Robb, PC Harding, PC Allen, PC Gatt and PC Fretwell from Harrow Borough have all been awarded the Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner’s Commendation for their outstanding bravery while dealing with August riots across London.
Harrow should be very proud of the work these officers undertook with no thought to their own safety.
Well done to all of these officers – it is extremely rare to be awarded such a prestigious honour and it is well deserved.
I REGULARLY travel through Euston Railway Station on my way to meetings at New Scotland Yard from Harrow.
I always try and have a chat with the staff and my favourite is one of the managers, Muna Ali, who always has a smile on his face.
Muna lives in Harrow and takes a great interest in community safety issues and values the weekly crime prevention advice from the local police.
TRAINEE Detective Constable Jay Cave has now completed his CID training and I was very impressed to see his work book which included his extensive workload.
Trainee Det Con Cave was in the Royal Navy before joining the Metropolitan Police Service and has used this extensive experience to manage this workload.
He made it clear that working with victims of crime was an absolute priority for him and he was quite rightly proud of his contributions to reducing the victims of crime in Harrow.
I WOULD like to congratulate PCSOs Jules Grant and Elaine Charalambous who did some excellent work which lead to the arrest of a burglar in the Wealdstone area recently.
I was pleased to meet them personally and thank them for their efforts.
I MANAGED to take one day off during half term, enjoying time at home with my daughters and training for the London Marathon.
There are only nine weeks to go now and I am completing one 11-mile run and two six-mile runs each week. I am enjoying the training although my legs ache after the long runs.