Pensioner stabbed to demise ‘revealed particulars of assault earlier than he died’

Pensioner stabbed to demise ‘revealed particulars of assault earlier than he died’


n 87-year-old pensioner stabbed to demise whereas on his mobility scooter was in a position to reveal particulars of the assault earlier than he died, it has emerged as his suspected killer appeared in courtroom.

Thomas O’Halloran, a grandfather and standard native busker, died from stab wounds to his chest and neck after being attacked in broad-daylight close to to the A40 in Greenford, west London.

Lee Byer, 44, was remanded in custody on Tuesday on the Outdated Bailey, with a trial scheduled for Might subsequent yr.

A courtroom sketch of Lee Byer

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Prosecutor Louise Oakley informed the listening to of intensive efforts to avoid wasting Mr O’Halloran’s life within the aftermath of the stabbing, shortly after 4pm on August 16.

“A 999 name was obtained by the police, the caller had found the deceased travelling in a mobility scooter from a passageway.

“At the moment, the deceased was in a position to inform that particular person he had been stabbed.

“It was apparent he had sustained quite a few stab wounds to his physique.

“Police arrived inside a matter of minutes and located the deceased had collapsed and was being assisted by numerous members of the general public.

“The police took over emergency first help and had been subsequently assisted by London Ambulance Service and in addition HEMS.

“Regardless of their finest efforts, the deceased was pronounced life extinct.”

Thomas O’Halloran

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Byer, from Southall, west London, was arrested on August 18, and subsequently charged with Mr O’Halloran’s homicide.

On the Outdated Bailey on Tuesday morning, Choose Mark Lucraft QC, the Recorder of London, remanded Byer in custody till a plea listening to on November 8. A trial is because of begin on Might 2 subsequent yr.

Byer appeared in courtroom by way of videolink from HMP Belmarsh, the place he’s presently being held.

He didn’t enter a plea.

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