Krupesh Hirani, the Labour and Co-Operative Party London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow, has written a letter to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Mark Rowley, expressing his deep concern about a series of aggravated burglaries that have taken place within his constituency.
The burglaries, which have been widely reported in national news outlets, involved a group of masked men invading people’s homes in Harrow and Ealing, stealing from them, and attacking them with a corrosive substance.
These incidents have caused significant anxiety and fear among local groups, and constituents have expressed their concerns to Hirani.
In his letter to the Met commissioner, Hirani requested additional resources to support the ongoing investigation and to ease the worries of his constituents.
He wrote, “I am writing to ask you to support the North West Command Unit with the resources from the wider Metropolitan Police to ease my constituents’ worries and provide more clarity and reassurance and bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.”
Hirani also acknowledged the rarity of events such as these and praised the efforts of the North West Command Unit in tracking down the culprits.
However, he emphasized the need for further assistance and support, stating, “any further assistance and support you could provide as the Commissioner would be greatly appreciated.”
Earlier this week, The Metropolitan Police confirmed that “in each incident the circumstances have been similar; a group of masked men have forced entry to residential addresses and either threatened or sprayed occupants with a corrosive substance, before fleeing.”
They added, “The suspects have been described as being dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas and gloves. They are believed to have fled in a dark-coloured vehicle.”
Hirani’s letter highlights the importance of police resources and support in responding to incidents of violent crime in local communities.
As the investigation into these aggravated burglaries continues, the community will be looking to Sir Mark Rowley and the Metropolitan Police for reassurance.