Man charged with the murder of Pinner shopkeeper.

A man has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a shopkeeper in Marsh Road Pinner early on Sunday, 24th of March.

Alexander Stephen Gunn, aged 31 and of no fixed abode, was charged on Thursday, 4th April with the murder of 54-year-old Ravi Katharkamar.  He was also charged with robbery.

Gunn appeared  in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 5th April.   He had previously appeared at the same court on Monday, 1st April charged with burglary, theft from a motor vehicle, possession of an offensive weapon and driving whilst disqualified.

This arrest follows an investigation by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, Metropolitan Police.

We commend the Metropolitan Police in making this arrest, and our thoughts continue to be with the family and friends of Mr Katharkamar at this tragically sad time.

Road and Footway Works in Pinner from 8th April 2019

The Pinner Association have been informed that there are to be at least two major road / footway works in the Pinner area, starting on Monday 8th April (the start of the school Easter holidays).  These areas will be best avoided if possible as traffic management controls / diversions will be in place.

  • Eastcote Road / Marsh Road Junction:   This junction will be closed in Eastcote Road and a diversion in place to allow the works by Harrow Council contractors to relocate the traffic island in Eastcote Road and modify the kerbs such that there will be only one lane for vehicles approaching the junction from Eastcote Road.  These works are intended to make the junction safer for pedestrians to cross and for cyclists.  The diversion for these works will affect local bus routes.


  • West End Lane:      The works along West End Lane will be carried out by Instalcom who are installing fibre optic cables in Harrow borough, from Rickmansworth Road, through Pinner and Rayners Lane to Northolt Road, continuing into Ealing borough.    The works will be carried out in stages along the road and the traffic management, including the side road closures and parking restrictions, will move along with them starting from the junction with Elm Park Road.  The works will be under the pavement on the Hazeldene Drive / High View side until crossing over just after Dickson Fold and then back again just before Meadow Road.  It is expected to get past West Lodge School during the two weeks of the school Easter holiday.