In broad daylight today in a Greenford street near the A40, a man in his 80s was stabbed to death. At 4:06 p.m. today (Tuesday, August 16), emergency personnel flocked to Cayton Road in Ealing in response to reports of a man suffering several stab wounds.
The London Ambulance Service, the London Air Ambulance, and the Metropolitan Police all arrived quickly. The old man, who is thought to be in his 80s, was discovered. Despite their best attempts, paramedics had to declare him dead on the spot.
There have not yet been any arrests, and police are working to notify his next of kin. Images from the site show a mobility scooter that has been abandoned on the roadway and indicate how badly the area’s traffic has been interrupted.
Simran Advani, 25, a senior property manager who resides close to the scene of the attack, claimed she frequently saw an older man using a mobility scooter who “always used to grin.” He was a wonderful old man, she said, telling the PA news agency. He frequently circles the block and always travels on the road rather than the pavement.
“This is a really calm location, and this street never has any noise,” she continued. It’s unsettling that an elderly man could perish here. The majority of people on this route are elderly, and neither noise nor young people are ever present.
The Specialist Crime Command of the Met’s Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood stated: “My officers are attempting to determine what transpired to this man, and we require the public’s assistance. I’m seeking anyone who used the Western Avenue A40 Eastbound between 15:15 and 16:15 with dash cam or cycle helmet footage to get in touch with us. This area is close to Cayton Road and Welland Gardens.