Residents not at risk, say police in wake of double stabbing

Police have reassured residents in the wake of a double stabbing in High Mead off Station Road on Wednesday.

Two 17-year-old boys were injured in the incident with police called to reports of an altercation in the road just before 5pm.

One of the young men was stabbed in the neck but later released from hospital. The other victim was stabbed in the leg and as of last night was in a critical but stable condition.

However, local police have stressed local people are not at risk. They are now working closely with the Trident gangs unit.

Sergeant Craig Hands from the Greenhill Safer Neighbourhood Team attended last night’s HCRA meeting to allay fears.

“I want to reassure residents that there is no increased risk to them as individuals,” he told the meeting.

He said police were confident they would swiftly get a “positive outcome” from the ongoing investigation.

Crime rates continue to fall in Greenhill ward and Harrow was still the safest borough in London, he added.

How would you improve Station Road?

Residents are being asked how they would change Station Road for the better ahead of a funding bid.

Harrow Council is set to apply to the Mayor of London’s new High Street Fund for cash to improve the busy road – one of the main routes into Harrow.

If the bid is successful the money could help transform the area for shoppers, businesses and pedestrians.

Changes could include more new trees, better signage and more bins but the council says it is keen to hear everyone’s ideas.

To have your say and help inform the funding bid email Harrow Council’s corporate funding manager Malcolm John at malcolm.john@harrow.gov.uk

Remembrance Sunday parade

Harrow residents are invited to attend a Remembrance Sunday parade and service on Sunday, November 9.

Led by the pipers of the Glen Trew Pipe Band, the parade will start at the statue of Katie in Harrow town centre at 10am.

It will progress along Station Road and finish at Harrow Civic Centre at 10.45am. The parade will be followed by a two-minute silence and a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial.