‘A lot-loved’ aged man stabbed to dying in mobility scooter named



he 87-year-old man stabbed to dying in his mobility scooter has been named by police as Thomas O’Halloran.

Mr O’Halloran was killed in a “surprising act” of “unprovoked violence”, Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson stated on the scene in Greenford, west London.

Met officers and paramedics had been referred to as shortly after 4pm on Tuesday to Cayton Highway, Greenford, to stories of a stabbing and he was declared useless on the scene.

Talking on Wednesday, Mr Wilson stated: “I perceive that our group will fairly rightly be shocked and appalled by this incident, as I’m too.

“We at the moment are capable of title the person who has tragically misplaced his life as Mr Thomas O’Halloran, who lived in Greenford and was a really well-known and much-loved member of our group.

Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson talking on the scene close to to Cayton Highway, Greenford (Jonathan Brady/PA) / PA Wire

“We’re interesting to anyone with dashcam or cycle-helmet footage that may have captured this incident to get into contact with us.

“We consider that Mr O’Halloran was stabbed in Western Avenue shortly earlier than 4pm yesterday, Tuesday August 16, earlier than managing to journey 75 yards or so on his mobility scooter to Runnymede Gardens the place he flagged down a member of public for assist.”

Mr Wilson stated additional police can be patrolling the realm for the approaching days, including: “I realise the dreadful affect that incidents like this have on our communities. I want to reassure you all that we’re doing all we are able to to resolve the horrendous crimes that we have now seen throughout London over the previous couple of days.

“I stress that London stays one of many very most secure cities on this planet.

“I want to end by saying our ideas and prayers stay with Thomas O’Halloran and his household.”

He was attacked whereas on his technique to busk, in response to a buddy who didn’t need to be named.

He informed the PA information company: “He was getting back from Perivale to play his accordion and make some cash for his household and he was stabbed to dying.”

Police on the scene of the homicide in Greenford, west London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) / PA Wire

Mr O’Halloran was stated to be identified domestically for busking outdoors Greenford Station and was additionally stated to be elevating cash for war-torn Ukraine.

A person who works in a newsagents outdoors the station stated: “He used to play his accordion right here.

“He got here day by day for a very long time, at the very least two years. He normally busked round 5 o’clock.”

One other shopkeeper stated: “He was typically outdoors the station enjoying his accordion.”

Frasley Coutinho, who lives reverse the place the assault occurred, stated he noticed the sufferer surrounded by a gaggle of younger boys.

He stated: “I noticed a few individuals gathering round him after which he drove previous and stopped additional up, after which there was a gaggle of younger boys round him.”

There have been 58 homicides in London to date this 12 months.

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