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Man arrested for murder after pensioner stabbed to death on mobility scooter

A suspect is being held over the murder 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, originally from Ireland, was knifed in broad daylight 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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