Uomo, 44, arrestato per omicidio di OAP, 87, accoltellato a morte su scooter per disabili

A MAN has today been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 87-year-old pensioner was stabbed to death on his mobility scooter.

Thomas O’Halloran was attacked in ashocking act” di “unprovoked violencein Greenford, West London just after 4pm on Tuesday.

Thomas O'Halloran was stabbed to death on Tuesday

Thomas O’Halloran was stabbed to death on TuesdayCredito: PAPÀ
A scooter was seen at the scene of the attack yesterday

A scooter was seen at the scene of the attack yesterdayCredito: PAPÀ
CCTV footage captures Thomas's final moments

CCTV footage captures Thomas’s final moments

Un uomo, 44, has today been arrested on suspicion of murder, Met Police have revealed.

Thomas was surrounded by a mob in Western Avenue and fatally knifed in the horror attack on Tuesday, it is understood.

He then managed to travel 75 yards to Runneymede Gardens on his scooter.

The victim then flagged down a member of the public for help, but couldn’t be saved.

Cops yesterday released CCTV footage of a man seen running from the scene with a knife in his hand.

They urged anyone who recognised him to get in touch immediately.

A man has today been arrested following the appeal.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood who leads the investigation said: “I would like to thank the public for their overwhelming support following this horrific incident.

As a result of the release of a CCTV image yesterday, an arrest has been made and this investigation is progressing at pace.

Mr O’Halloran’s family have been updated with this development and continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

I would reiterate their previous request that their privacy is respected by everyone as they continue to come to terms with their tragic loss.

Hero neighbours rushed to try and save Thomas’s life before paramedics arrived.

Despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene after the horrifying ambush.

Thomas was well-known in the area and often busked with his accordion outside a nearby Tesco and the train station.

He had lived in Greenford since the 70s.


Locals say he played to raise money for Ukrainian refugees.

Touching footage shows him beaming outside a supermarket while raising money.

Some of those living in the area had given him the nicknameMr Bond”, while others affectionately knew him as “zio Tom”.

Neighbour Anushka Burnett, 37, disse: “He’s absolutely lovely, he is one of the best neighbours.

He is very helpful. If I’m outside trying to clean up or something or if I need anything, tools, he will pop them over.

He’s so helpful, lovely, always has conversations with everyone. As soon as he sees you out, walk over, and he’ll just start talking to you.

At his age he’d always like to have a joke as well, always laughing.”

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Thomas is believed to have been heading to the pub when the attack happened, one friend said.

His daughter today told The Sun she was too distraught to talk.

Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson spoke to the media at the scene today

Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson spoke to the media at the scene todayCredito: PAPÀ
The tragedy has stunned the local community

The tragedy has stunned the local communityCredito: LNP