THIS mock-up picture shows how Harefield's war memorial could look if a bid to get it lit up is successful.

An horrific bottle attack in early October at the war memorial prompted calls for changes, to prevent the site becoming a magnet for yobs to gather and intimidate passers-by.

No arrests have been made so far in connection with the attack, in which a 43-year-old man was rushed to hospital after being smashed over the head with a bottle. He had asked a group of youths not to sit on the war memorial because it was 'disrespectful'.

Police have so far drawn a blank in their enquiries, but an investigation is continuing.

Worried residents met a week after the attack to discuss what could be done to tackle thugs in the village. One of the ideas suggested was to light up the war memorial in a bid to act as a deterrent to criminals.

Harefield Tenants' and Residents' Association (HATRA) has since written to Hillingdon Council asking if the memorial could be lit up at night.

Pauline Crawley, chairwoman of HATRA, said: "It would make it look important. We could also put a little fence around the base to stop people sitting on it.

"The effects would be two-fold. "We want the younger generation to grow up respecting it. There are a lot of young children in the village and they are the future, and the chance to educate them about what the war memorial stands for is not one to be missed."

The memorial, in tribute to 'The Glorious Dead' stands as a tribute to all those who gave their lives for their country during the two world wars.

Police are renewing their call for information about the attack at about 11.50pm on October 2, which officers described as 'cowardly'.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call Hillingdon CID on 020 8246 9316.