The first pictures of a known drug addict have been released as he is convicted of robbing and murdering Ravi Katharkamar
Following a trial at the Old Bailey, Gunn was convicted of murder, three counts of theft, four counts of burglary, one count of robbery and two counts of having an article with a blade by a jury on Tuesday October 8. He is due to be sentenced this coming Friday October 11.
The Old Bailey heard today (Tuesday October 8) that Gunn had visited Ravi’s shop (Marsh Food and Wine) twice a stolen car before the robbery, including one visit a week earlier.
He was driving the same car when he was arrested five days later but had changed the number plates to evade detection, jurors were told.
CCTV cameras showed Gunn driving a black vauxhall Astra around the local area prior the murder. He then also continued to use the black Astra after he had killed Mr Katharkamar.
Senior crown prosecutor Devi Kharran said: “This was a pattern of offending that escalated in March 2019 which tragically resulted in the death of an innocent family man who was working hard in his newsagent in suburban Pinner.
“Gunn targeted Mr Katharkamar, who was alone and vulnerable inside his shop.
“The murder was caught on CCTV, and although Gunn used every effort to conceal his identity, the police were able to use reports of local burglaries and various parts of CCTV footage to piece together his movements in the stolen car and eventually trace and arrest him.
“This case has had a real impact on the local community – particularly those who knew Ravi Katharkamar and were regular customers to his shop. I hope today’s conviction provides the family and friends of Mr Katharkamar with some degree of comfort.”.