Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson was a “very well-known and much-loved member of our community”.
The 87-year-old man stabbed to death in his mobility scooter has been named by police as Thomas O’Halloran.
Met officers and paramedics were called at shortly after 4pm on Tuesday to Cayton Road, グリーンフォード, to reports of a stabbing and he was declared dead at the scene.
水曜日に話す, Mr Wilson said: 「私たちのコミュニティがこの事件にショックを受け、愕然とするのは当然のことだと理解しています, 私もそうだから.
「私たちは今、悲劇的に命を落とした男の名前をトーマス・オハロラン氏と名付けることができます, who lived in Greenford and was a very well-known and much-loved member of our community.”
He was attacked while on his way to busk, according to a friend, 名前を付けたくなかった人.
Mr O’Halloran was said to be known locally for busking outside Greenford Station and was also said to be raising money for war-torn Ukraine.
A man who works in a newsagents outside the station said: “He used to play his accordion here.
“He came every day for a long time, at least two years. He usually busked around five o’clock.”
Another shopkeeper said: “He was often outside the station playing his accordion.”
Frasley Coutinho, who lives in Greenford, 西ロンドン, opposite where the attack happened, said he saw the victim surrounded by a group of young boys.
彼は言った: “I saw a couple of people gathering around him and then he drove past and stopped further up, and then there was a group of young boys around him.”
So far this year there have been 58 homicides in London.