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Who was Thomas OHalloran?(Greenford stabbing: OAP, 87, knifed to death on mobility scooter ‘by mob’ as cops hunt ‘dangerous’ knifeman) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Who was Thomas O’Halloran?

An elderly man who was stabbed to death while driving his mobility scooter has been identified as Thomas O’Halloran, as police release footage of a ‘dangerous’ knife man.

The 87-year-old victim was attacked in a “shocking act” of “unprovoked violence” in Greenford, west London, just after 4 p.m. m. from yesterday.

CCTV Footage

The images show a man with gloves and a knife in his hand fleeingCredit: PA
It is believed that a gang of youths surrounded him on Western Avenue and fatally stabbed him before managing to travel 75 yards to Runneymede Gardens on his scooter.

He called a member of the public for help, but could not be saved. No arrests have been made.

However, this lunchtime, police have released footage of a man seen running from the scene with a knife in his hand. They have urged anyone who recognizes him to get in touch immediately.

The man was wearing gray shorts, a dark colored T-shirt, a white baseball cap, and white builder-style patterned gloves.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are keen to identify the man in the CCTV footage as a matter of urgency.

“He is clearly a dangerous individual and people are advised not to go near him but to call us immediately on 999 if they know of him or have any information on his whereabouts.

“My team and I have been working day and night to bring Mr O’Halloran’s killer to justice, but we need his help.

“If he has any information that will help us with our investigation, no matter how small, please contact us or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Investigation

The hero neighbors rushed to try to save Thomas’s life before the paramedics arrived. Despite his best efforts, he was pronounced dead on the spot after the horrific ambush.

Thomas was well known in the area and often played his accordion in front of a nearby Tesco and the train station. He had lived in Greenford since the 1970s.

Locals say that he played to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. He had been nicknamed “Mr Bond” by some who lived in the area, while others affectionately knew him as “Uncle Tom”.

Neighbor Anushka Burnett, 37, said: “He is absolutely lovely, he is one of the best neighbours.

“He’s very helpful. If I’m outside trying to clean or something, or if I need anything, tools, he’ll get them out.

“He’s very helpful, charming, he’s always having conversations with everyone. As soon as he sees you come out, walk over and he’ll start talking to you.”

“At his age, he would always like to have a joke too, always laughing.”

Thomas is believed to have been on his way to the pub when the attack occurred, a friend said.

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

Frasley Coutinho, who lives near the scene of the attack, said he saw a group of “young boys” gather around the elderly man.

“It happened in broad daylight in the summer on a busy highway,” he added.

“When I found out, I checked the [CCTV] footage. I think it all happened just before in an alley.

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