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Thomas O’Halloran was stabbed to death in Greenford, London (Picture: PA/Sky News)

A suspect is being held over the death of 87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran in London.

The 44-year-old man was arrested at an address in Southall in the early hours of this morning.

He remains in custody where he is being quizzed on suspicion of murder.

A murder investigation was launched after the pensioner was knifed while riding his mobility scooter.

Witnesses said he was well known for busking in the Greenford area and was raising money for the Ukrainians.

Commenting on the arrest, detective chief inspector Jim Eastwood: ‘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.’

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Mr O’Halloran was originally from Ennistymon, County Clare, in the west of Ireland.

Its community expressed their ‘deep shock’ following the pensioner’s death.

Mr O’Halloran is survived by his family, including his sister, two brothers, nieces and nephews.

Local Fine Gael senator Martin Conway said Mr O’Halloran visited Ireland regularly.

Mr Conway described it as ‘almost unbelievable’ that an elderly man using a mobility scooter was targeted in broad daylight.

Thomas O'Halloran  Met Police handout

Thomas O’Halloran was attacked in broad daylight while riding his scooter (Picture: Met)

He said: ‘It is truly shocking. I sincerely hope the perpetrators are brought to justice as soon as possible.

‘Tommy, as he was known, left Ennistymon for London 71 years ago but travelled home almost every year until about 10 years ago.

‘He was a very popular man in the Greenford area of London, where he regularly played music and often busked for charity.

‘Most recently, he raised money for the Ukrainian community living in London.

‘I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the O’Halloran family, both in London and Ennistymon, at this very difficult time for them.’

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Thomas O'Halloran

Thomas O’Halloran was stabbed to death in Greenford, London (Picture: PA/Sky News)

A suspect is being held over the death of 87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran in London.

The 44-year-old man was arrested at an address in Southall in the early hours of this morning.

He remains in custody where he is being quizzed on suspicion of murder.

A murder investigation was launched after the pensioner was knifed while riding his mobility scooter.

Witnesses said he was well known for busking in the Greenford area and was raising money for the Ukrainians.

Commenting on the arrest, detective chief inspector Jim Eastwood: ‘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.’

Mr O’Halloran was originally from Ennistymon, County Clare, in the west of Ireland.

Its community expressed their ‘deep shock’ following the pensioner’s death.

Mr O’Halloran is survived by his family, including his sister, two brothers, nieces and nephews.

Local Fine Gael senator Martin Conway said Mr O’Halloran visited Ireland regularly.

Mr Conway described it as ‘almost unbelievable’ that an elderly man using a mobility scooter was targeted in broad daylight.

Thomas O'Halloran  Met Police handout

Thomas O’Halloran was attacked in broad daylight while riding his scooter (Picture: Met)

He said: ‘It is truly shocking. I sincerely hope the perpetrators are brought to justice as soon as possible.

‘Tommy, as he was known, left Ennistymon for London 71 years ago but travelled home almost every year until about 10 years ago.

‘He was a very popular man in the Greenford area of London, where he regularly played music and often busked for charity.

‘Most recently, he raised money for the Ukrainian community living in London.

‘I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the O’Halloran family, both in London and Ennistymon, at this very difficult time for them.’

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]

For more stories like this, check our news page.

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