87-year-old man, Thomas O'Halloran, was stabbed to death on his mobility Scooter

87-year-old man, Thomas O’Halloran, was stabbed to death on his mobility Scooter

Thomas O’Halloran was attacked in a “shocking act” of “unprovoked violence” in Greenford, West London just after 4 pm yesterday.

COPS have today released a photo of a “dangerous” knifeman observed fleeing after an 87-year-old man was stabbed to death on his mobility scooter.

An elderly man fatally stabbed while riding his mobility scooter in west London has been named Thomas O’Halloran. Detectives said the 87-year-old was stabbed on Western Avenue in Greenford and managed to travel 75 yards on his scooter before asking a member of the public for help in nearby Runnymede Gardens.

Police released an image of a man seen running away from the scene armed with a knife, who they said they were “keen to identify as a matter of urgency”. He was wearing grey shorts, a dark-colored T-shirt, a white baseball cap, and white patterned builder-style gloves. DCI Jim Eastwood, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are keen to identify the man in the CCTV images as a matter of urgency. He is clearly a dangerous individual and people are advised not to approach him, but to call us immediately on 999 if they know him or have any information regarding his whereabouts.”

O’Halloran was well known in the community and regularly played his accordion outside a Tesco shop to raise money for Ukrainian refugees, local people said. One person who lives near the scene, Frasley Coutinho, said he saw the victim surrounded by a group of young boys. Coutinho said he caught some of the incidents on a CCTV camera but it was obscured by a plant.

He said: “I saw a couple of people gathering around him and then he drove past and stopped further up, and then there was a group of young boys around him.”

CCTV has been published showing the moment Mr. O’Halloran managed to flag down help from members of the public after he was stabbed. He died on the spot

The Metropolitan police west area commander, Ch Supt Sean Wilson, said: “Yesterday an 87-year-old grandfather on a mobility scooter had his life needlessly snatched away in a shocking act of unprovoked violence right here in Greenford. I understand that our community will quite rightly be shocked and appalled at this incident, as I am too. ” He said detectives were “working tirelessly to understand what has happened and to identify who is responsible for this horrific crime”. Police were following up on a number of inquiries and a forensic examination was underway in the area. Wilson appealed to the public for help, especially anyone with dashcam or cycle helmet footage.

“We think that Mr. O’Halloran was stabbed in Western Avenue just after 4 pm yesterday, Tuesday 16 August, before managing to ride 75 yards or thereabouts on his mobility scooter to Runnymede Gardens where he flagged down a member of the public for help,” he said. Extra cops are patrolling the neighborhood. The site was roped off as forensics officers in blue overalls inspected the road in front of a row of semi-detached homes at the intersection of Cayton Road and Runnymede Gardens, which runs adjacent to the busy A40.

Customers and business owners in the little row of businesses near Greenford station were stunned. “I saw the news and can’t believe it’s him,” remarked one. “Such a nice, lovely dude. Loved his accordion. And his scratchcards. He and his wife were often buying scratchcards.” Hitesh Patel, 62, a shop owner, said O’Halloran had a Ukraine flag on the front of his basket as he played his music. “It stated ‘help for Ukraine’.

Discourage from Daily Walk

He was a very good, compassionate man.” John Robbins, 82, out walking in a small park near the scene, said: “You would see him regularly outside Tesco playing his accordion.” Robbins and his neighbor Peter Banks, 94, said the incident will not discourage them from their daily walk. “It used to be a really calm place, but it’s all built up now,” said Robbins, who has lived there for 50 years. “There are jobs now riding around on their bikes,” he added.

His neighbor concurred, adding: “But there is no point fretting. If something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.” Simran Advani, 25, a senior property manager who lives near where the stabbing took place, claimed she often saw an older man on his mobility scooter who “always used to smile”. “He was a good elderly man. He often travels round the block, he always went on the road and not the pavement,” she claimed.

Thomas O’Halloran Age, Family, Early Life

Thomas O’Halloran was 87 years old at the time of his death. He holds British nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His actual born date and Zodiac sign are not known.

thomas o’halloran family

Thomas O’Halloran has prohibited the media from knowing specifics about his family, therefore there are no details available.

Thomas O’Halloran Wife, What about his Children?

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Thomas O’Halloran Career, What was his profession?

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How much is Thomas O’Halloran Net Worth?

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Which school and college did he go to?

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Physical Appearance of Thomas O’Halloran’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorGrey
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Thomas O’Halloran’s should be knows

NationalityBritish
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusSingle

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