Man charged with the murder of Irish man Thomas O'Halloran, 87, in London 1 month ago

Man charged with the murder of Irish man Thomas O'Halloran, 87, in London

A 44-year-old man will appear in court on Friday.

A man has been charged with the murder of 87-year-old Irish man Thomas O'Halloran in London.

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44-year-old Lee Byer, of Allenby Avenue UB12, will appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court on Friday (19 August) over the death of Mr O'Halloran, who was stabbed in the Greenford area of London on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Met Police said that the family of Mr O'Halloran has been informed of the development and that the family has asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time.

The police also stated that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

Mr O’Halloran lived in Greenford and is said to have been a much-loved member of the community, where he regularly played music and often busked for charity.

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Most recently, he raised money for the Ukrainian community living in London.

He was originally from Ennistymon in Clare, with Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway stating that his death has left the people of the area in "deep shock".