Man in 80s stabbed to death on mobility scooter in London

Paramedics were unable to save the man (Image: UKNIP)

Paramedics were unable to save the man (Image: UKNIP)

An elderly man traveling on his mobility scooter was stabbed to death in the west London.

The victim, who police believe was in his 80s, was stabbed to death in broad daylight in Greenford, Ealing.

Officials say they were called to Cayton Road at 4.06pm to receive reports of a man with stab wounds.

Despite desperate rescue attempts by paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has yet to be identified.

The incident comes amid a spate of stabbings in the capital.

Police are working to inform the man’s next of kin and no arrests have been made.

The Metropolitan Police said a crime scene existed and urgent investigations to determine what happened were ongoing.


The incident happened in Greenford this afternoon (Image: UKNIP)
Police and paramedics were quickly on site but the man could not be saved (Image: UKNIP)

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command added: “My officers are working to understand what happened to this man and we need the public’s support.

“I urge anyone with dashcam or bike helmet footage to contact us if using the Western Avenue A40 Eastbound near Cayton Road and Welland Gardens between 3:15pm and 4:00pm.

“The elderly victim, who was driving a mobility scooter, was in the area at the time. If you have seen the victim or caught anyone acting suspiciously in the area, it is imperative that you get in touch.’

There have been 58 murders in London so far this year, including this latest stabbing.

The man has yet to be named (Image: UKNIP)

Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, head of policing in Ealing, said: “This is a terrible incident which will understandably cause considerable concern to people locally and across London. Our thoughts are with the elderly victim.

“We are supporting our colleagues in the crime department in their work to understand what happened and to find out who is responsible for this horrific crime. Public support is crucial. Police and community must work together to identify violent offenders and remove them from our streets.

“My officers will remain on site. They are here to help and protect you – if you have any information you would like to share, please reach out to them and let them know what you know.’

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 at reference number CAD 4691/16.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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