Thomas O’Halloran: Musical tribute for man killed on mobility scooter

More than 100 people gathered to pay a musical tribute to a grandfather who was fatally stabbed while riding a mobility scooter in west London.

Thomas O’Halloran, 87, died at the scene in Cayton Road, Greenford, after being attacked on Tuesday afternoon.

He was known to busk regularly by the train station in Greenford and tributes at the gathering on Cayton Road included songs he performed.

Lee Byer, 44, of Southall, west London, has been charged with his murder.

Many from the Irish community were among those paying tribute to Mr O’Halloran, originally from Ennistymon, County Clare, in Ireland.

Mr O’Halloran played the accordion and had recently been busking to raise money for Ukraine when he would have the country’s flag draped over the front of his scooter.

Ambrose Gordon, 61, said his friend would have “loved” the tribute.

“He’d be there on his little trolley and he’d have been playing his tunes and things like that,” he said.

Another friend, 65-year-old Gerry Hehir, said that…

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