A man has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of convenience store owner Ravi Katharkamar during a robbery in north-west London.


According to the Metropolitan Police, Alexander Stephen Gunn, 31, has been charged with the murder of Ravi at his store, Marsh Food and Wine newsagent, in Pinner, on 24 March. Gunn was also charged with robbery.

Gunn, who had previously appeared at court on 1 April charged with burglary, theft from a motor vehicle, possession of an offensive weapon and driving whilst disqualified, is due to appear in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on 5 April.

Ravi, who was opening the store, was attacked and stabbed by a man who then carried out a robbery, stealing the till, before a passer-by found Ravi collapsed inside the store suffering from stab wounds. A post-mortem examination confirmed a stab wound to the chest as the cause of death.

A GoFundMe page, which has been set up to support Ravi’s family, has raised over £53,000 to date.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the incident room number on 0208 358 0200 on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1653/24Mar. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.