Brent politician is charged with GBH

Navin Shah, circled, in a police cell

Navin Shah, circled, in a police cell - Credit: Archant

A Brent politician was locked up in jail after being charged with Grevious Bodily Harm as part of a charity event which raised more than £18,000.

Navin Shah, circled, was locked up to raise money for St Luke's Hospice

Navin Shah, circled, was locked up to raise money for St Luke's Hospice - Credit: Archant

Navin Shah and 13 other ‘prisoners’ were thrown in a police cell at Pinner Police Station to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton.

The Labour London Assembly member for Brent and Harrow exceeded his £1,000 target by raising £2,260 – the highest individual amount.

This was the second time he has taken part in the charity mission.

He said: ‘I’m a persistent offender! It’s still terrifying and I mean it. I’ve been charged of GBH – hitting someone in the face with my right hand. The process of arrest makes you realise how serious it is to hit someone.

“I won’t be surprised if I do this again because St Luke’s is a unique service. They provide tremendous and high quality care within the complex and they also provide an outreach service to people regardless of their background. It is important to help such an organisation.

“It is upon us as members of the community to do this.”

For more information about St Luke’s Hospice visit http://www.stlukes-hospice.org/