A group of travellers who set up camp in northwest London have been moved on by police. The camp was set in the grounds of the old Kodak factory in Harrow. This afternoon, officers issued a warning to the community, and later returned to ensure they left the area.
The leader of Harrow Council has condemned travellers who have set up camp illegally in the ground of the old Kodak factory in north west London.
Council leader Susan Hall condemns illegal traveller camp at former Kodak site: "nobody is entitled to take a pick 'n' mix approach to law"
Harrow Council are to "back the police" after it was reported that around 15 caravans and up to 50 people set up an illegal traveller site in the grounds of the former Kodak factory in the area.
Leader of Harrow Council, Cllr Susan Hall said in a statement:
These people have no right to simply set up home anywhere they like in Harrow. This is nothing to do with ethnicity or lifestyle choice; the fact is being a traveller does not mean you can take a pick and mix approach to the law, you have to abide by the same laws about where you can live as everyone else does.
We will watch the situation carefully and if an eviction proves necessary, we entirely back the police in that.
The leader of Harrow Council has condemned an illegal traveller site, set up in the grounds of the former Kodak factory in north west London.
Around 15 caravans and up to 50 people are understood to have occupied part of the site, which is privately owned.
The illegal camp is the biggest to take place in Harrow for the past five years.
- James Hughes died at the Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow on February 14, 2010
- He fell unexpectedly ill following knee surgery
- The operation went well but while recovering he developed abdominal pain
- He suspected there had been a rupture in Mr Hughes' bowel - a potentially life-threatening condition that requires surgery
- But the surgeon ignored the urgency that the case demanded and the patient later died
The wife of James Hughes, described the suffering the family had gone through in a victim impact statement:
For three years we have struggled to discover and then accept the truth of what happened to Jim. The world does not stand still but for us we have been subjected to a tortuous purgatory that can only be brought to an end by truth and justice.
Our trust in normal processes, authorities and structures of society was shattered by the inexplicable, callous and deceitful actions of the medical profession entrusted with the most basic responsibility to protect human life.
A senior doctor at a private hospital in north west London has been convicted of killing a patient.
66-year-old David Sellu was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of father of six James Hughes. Mr Hughes died at the Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow in 2010.
Charlene White speaks to two police officers who received awards for bravery.
They, along with three colleagues, were stabbed after confronting a man with a 12 inch knife in a butcher's shop. The attack happened in broad daylight on a busy street in Harrow, north London.
Five police officers who were stabbed after confronting a man with a 12 inch knife in a butcher's shop have been rewarded for their bravery. The attack happened in broad daylight on a busy street in north London. Each officer had to be treated in hospital for their injuries.
Charlene White reports.
A woman has been sexually assaulted in north London after getting off a bus and being dragged behind parked cars. Police say the attack happened on Monday, 5 August around 1am near St Leonards Avenue in Harrow.
The 26-year-old victim managed to persuade her alleged attacker to go home with her, knowing her flatmates would be in, to help her call police. But the suspect ran off. Police have released images of a man they want to trace.
Anyone with information is asked to call Barnet police station on 0208 733 5062 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.