LONDON, UK - The stabbing of an 87-year-old man in London Wednesday has left a Clare community in "deep shock."
Locals in Ennistymon were shocked to learn of Thomas O'Halloran's death, which occurred while he was returning from busking outside a Tesco in London, where he lived, to raise money for Ukraine.
Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson of the Metropolitan Police said at the scene.
"We can now identify the man who tragically died as Mr. Thomas O'Halloran, who lived in Greenford and was a well-known and well-loved member of our community."
Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway, a former Clare County Councillor for Ennistymon, described the community's "deep shock" following the horror incident.
"The news of Thomas O'Halloran's brutal murder has shocked the people of Ennistymon and North Clare," he said. It's almost unbelievable that a man his age was targeted and murdered in broad daylight while using an electronic mobility device. It's absolutely shocking.