The UK’s counter-terrorism chief is scheduled to address a safer neighbourhood board to answer residents’ concerns about crime in the region.

Assistant commissioner Neil Basu will lead a meeting at Harrow Civic Centre alongside the borough’s neighbourhood inspector Tanya Sprunks on April 25.

Organised by the Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board, it will give residents the chance to voice their opinions on crime in the borough.

Officers will also seek to reassure them of the police’s work in the area and outline any plans for the future.

London has seen a series of high-profile incidents since Harrow’s previous public meeting in November, with particular concerns surrounding knife crime.

The board described the meeting as a “golden opportunity” to hear from a leading member of the Metropolitan Police – provided he is not bound by operational duties.

Mr Basu has previously worked in anti-corruption and tackling gangs in the capital.

Those wishing to submit questions to Mr Basu and Ms Sprunks can do so via the Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board website.

Registration for the event takes place at 6.30pm, with the meeting scheduled to start at 7pm.