Greenford stabbing: Man charged with murder after 87-year-old fatally knifed while riding mobility scooter

Lee Byer, 44, of Southall, Ealing, will appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court later today.

A man has been charged with the murder of 87-year-old Thomas O'Halloran who was fatally stabbed while riding a mobility scooter in Greenford, west London.

Lee Byer, 44, of Southall, Ealing, will appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court later today (Friday, August 19).

Police searching for the killer of an 87-year-old man stabbed to death in Greenford west London have named the victim as Thomas O’Halloran. Photo: Met Police

The family of Mr O'Halloran, who was Irish, have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command are leading the case, and say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with footage of the incident is asked to upload it using this online form: Public Portal (

If you have any other information about the murder, please call the incident room on 020 8358 0300 quoting 4691/16AUG.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting