Man arrested after shopkeeper stabbed to death

By David Mercer, news reporter

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a shopkeeper who was stabbed to death during a robbery at a newsagent's.

Ravi Katharkamar, 54, was attacked as he opened up Marsh Food and Wine in Pinner, northwest London, on Sunday morning.

Police said the attacker fled with the shop's till and a passer-by found Mr Katharkamar collapsed inside the shop.

He died at the scene and a post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest.

Image: Police were called to Marsh Road in Pinner, northwest London, on Sunday morning

A 44-year-old man was arrested in Harrow, northwest London, on Wednesday and remains in custody, Scotland Yard said.


Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe said: "This was a vicious and unwarranted attack on a completely innocent man.

"Ravi's attacker got away with a few pounds worth of coins, but he leaves behind a family utterly devastated and a close-knit community asking who could do such a thing."

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