An elderly man in his 80s stabbed to death in Ealing

An early man in his 80s has been stabbed to death in Ealing.

Police were called at 16:06hrs on Tuesday, 16 August, to Cayton Road, Greenford, to reports

London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance Officers responded with LAS, and London's Air Ambulance were present.

Despite efforts by paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believed the incident happened when the elderly victim was riding his mobility scooter.

Though a murder investigation has been launched, no arrests have been made at this time.

His next of kin will be informed in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood from the Met's Specialist Crime Command said detectives need "public's assistance" as officers "work to understand what has happened to this man."

Murder Investigation
Murder Investigation

Detective Eastwood added, "I'm asking for anyone with dash cam or cycle helmet footage to contact us if they were using the Western Avenue A40 Eastbound in the proximity of Cayton Road and Welland Gardens between 15:15hrs and 16:15hrs.

"The elderly victim, who was riding a mobility scooter, was in the area at the time. If you saw the victim or captured anyone acting suspiciously in the area, it is imperative that you make contact."

Lead for Policing in Ealing, Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson described the incident as "awful that will understandably cause considerable alarm to people locally and across London," "Our thoughts are with the elderly victim," he added.

"We are supporting our colleagues in Specialist Crime as they work to understand what has happened and identify who is responsible for this horrific crime.

"The support of the public is crucial. Police and the community must work together to identify violent offenders and remove them from our streets.

"My officers will remain on scene. They are there to help and protect you – if you have information that you want to share, please approach them and tell them what you know."

This is barely twenty-four after another stabbing incident happened at an apartment in Clariat Court, Boddington Gardens in Ealing.

The incident is unrelated as police arrested a 21-year-old girl following the incident.

At 15:37hrs on Monday, 15 August, police were called after neighbours heard a disturbance from the apartment.

The 58-year-old victim is known to the arrested 21-year-old, a police statement confirmed on Tuesday.

A crime scene is in place, and urgent enquiries to establish what happened are ongoing.

Anyone with information that could help police should call 101 ref CAD 4691/16 August.

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