Shock murder of a mobility scooter rider, 87, is the sixth in London in four days


THE shocking murder of a mobility scooter rider aged 87 in Greenford yesterday is the sixth in the capital in four days.

Five of the murders involved a knife and the sixth a firearm.

Here is the harrowing death toll:

*Greenford, man, 87, Tuesday

*Chef, 58, stabbed to death in Soho, Monday

*Woman, 58, stabbed to death in Ealing, Monday

*Man. 60, murdered in Dagenham, Sunday

*Man, 36, stabbed to death in Lewisham, Sunday

*Man, 25, shot dead in Walthamstow, Saturday

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said on GB News: "London has been hit with six murders in the space of the last four days, including Thomas O'Halloran, 87-years-old (above).

"This is almost beyond belief. What on earth could motivate anybody to put a knife in someone like that.

"And yet Mayor Khan appears to have other priorities.

""As much of London must become a maximum 20mph with speed cameras everywhere.

"The ULEZ zone is extending pretty much out to the M25 hitting the poor, the elderly, those who can't afford new cars.

"I would suggest the Mayor of London has his priorities completely and utterly wrong."

Mr Khan fears violent crime will increase this summer in London, and is blaming the government and the cost-of-living crisis.

He told the Guardian: "I am concerned about a potential increase in violence this summer as the cost of living crisis deepens and threatens to reverse the progress we have made in tackling violent crime.

"Violence, like poverty, is not inevitable and the government must now do much more to show it shares my commitment to building a fairer, safer London for all.”