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Operation WAXPLATE - Homicide

Thomas O'Halloran (aged 87) fatally stabbed at Runnymead Gardens (near the A40 / junction with Cayton Road)

Details of Incident

Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of an elderly male, at Runnymead Gardens (junction with Cayton Road / by the A40). The attack happened on Tuesday 16th August at around 4pm.

The victim was travelling in a mobility scooter, heading in an Eastbound direction at the time of the attack.

Homicide Detectives are appealing for information about the attack. Did you witness the attack or note any persons acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Runnymead Gardens or Welland Gardens?

The Homicide Team are seeking dash cam or head cam footage from anyone travelling along the A40 on Tuesday 16th August between 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak with a Police Officer, please call MIT4 Incident Room – 0208 358 0300

If you wish to provide information anonymously, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or report online via