Prison sentence for Brent politician

Navin Shah will be locked for charity

Navin Shah will be locked for charity - Credit: Archant

A Brent politician will be sent to jail next Friday.

But Navin Shah is no expenses cheat as he will be thrown into a prison cell to raise money for a charity in Kenton.

The Labour Assembly member for Brent and Harrow, will become a free man when his £1,000 bail has been raised through donations which will be given to St Luke’s Hospice.

Mr Shah has ‘done time’ before when he took part in an identical charity mission in 2011 raising £5,000 for the charity.

He told the Times: “The hospice is a fantastic cause. I cannot think of an organisation that does so much for people in the community as they come to the end of their lives.

You may also want to watch:

“I am asking everyone to donate generously and help me raise more than I did in 2011.”

To make a donation visit

For more information about St Luke’s Hospice

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter