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Hunt for ‘dangerous’ suspect seen running from scene of mobility scooter murder armed with a knife – after ‘very kind’ busker, 87, was brutally stabbed before driving 75 yards to beg for help

Greenford murder victim begged for help after being fatally stabbed as police hunt for

Detectives were today hunting a knifeman seen running away from the scene in London where a ‘very kind’ 87-year-old man riding a mobility scooter was stabbed to death in a shocking daylight attack. Thomas O’Halloran was knifed in Greenford, West London, at about 4pm yesterday before managing to travel around 75 yards on his mobility scooter, where he flagged down a member of the public for help. This afternoon, police released pictures of a ‘dangerous individual’ seen fleeing the scene of the attack on Mr O’Halloran – who was originally from Ennistymon in Ireland – and said officers wanted to identify him urgently. The victim, who was a busker and well-known among locals as a regular musician at South Greenford railway station, was attacked in what is thought to have been the 59th murder in the capital so far this year. Mr O’Halloran raised money for victims of the Ukraine war and was described by Scotland Yard’s local policing chief as a ‘much loved member of our community’ after the death which ‘devastated’ Mayor Sadiq Khan. Officers believe that Mr O’Halloran was stabbed on the busy A40 Western Avenue ‘before managing to travel 75 yards or so on his mobility scooter’ to Runnymede Gardens where neighbours tried to save him. Police gave Mr O’Halloran emergency first aid until the arrival of the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance – but, despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene. His killer is believed to have fled in the seconds after the attack and there have been no arrests, with detectives appealing for witnesses.

Boy, 12, admits burgling Claridge’s in Mayfair and top hotels in Knightsbridge and Kensington in 10-month London spree aided by his 13-year-old brother 

The boy, who was 12 at the time of the offences, admitted to raids on Claridge’s in Mayfair, Kensington’s Milestone Hotel and The Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge, a court heard today.

Harold Macmillan’s grandson the Earl of Stockton, 79, is banned from driving after downing wine and crashing his Range Rover into two parked cars 

Lord Alexander Macmillan has been banned from the roads and slapped with almost a £10,000 fine after he drove his Range Rover into two parked cars in Denham, Buckinghamshire.

Body of hero dad is found in Lake Garda a month after he dived in to save his son, 14, and vanished in holiday tragedy

Body of hero dad is found in Lake Garda a month after he dived in to save his son

Witnesses said Aran Chada, 51, pictured left with his family, leapt in when his son got into trouble and after pushing him back to the safety of the boat, he slipped beneath the surface in front of his family. Coastguards and specialist diving teams had vowed to carry on searching for him and late on Tuesday evening after more than three weeks they found his body at a depth of 316 metres.

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Heartbreaking call reveals moment Darius Campbell Danesh was found unresponsive: British Pop Idol star, 41, died in US apartment block near world-famous hospital the Mayo Clinic – leaving residents in shock at death on premises

A heartbreaking police dispatch call has revealed the moment Pop Idol star Darius Campbell Danesh was found unresponsive in an apartment block – when a ‘medical’ team was requested for a ‘possible deceased’ person. The death of the Scottish singer-songwriter and actor aged just 41 in the US was announced by his family yesterday, five days after he was discovered in his bed in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11. Rochester Police Department said it responded to a ‘deceased person call’ at 11.53am on August 11 at The Berkman, and the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office identified the person as Darius. According to The Sun, a dispatch call was placed when a ‘medical’ team was requested for a ‘possible deceased’ person. Another call was allegedly made minutes later from an operator saying: ‘No need for them to respond. We’ll be waiting for RPD [Rochester Police

Department] to arrive on the scene. We’ll secure the residence.’ Darius was living at The Berkman apartments, a two-year-old building situated across seven floors that is billed as Rochester’s ‘premier address for elegant short term and long-term furnished suites and residential living’. Last night, MailOnline spoke to several residents of the building and none of them knew there had been a death there. Most of the tenants who live at The Berkman – which has about 270 long-term rentals and 75 short-term or nightly rentals – work or are being treated at the famous Mayo Clinic’s 1,265-bed Saint Marys Campus across the road. The campus – which opened in 1889, has 70 operating rooms and ten intensive care units – specialises in cardiac treatment, transplants, epilepsy monitoring, neonatal intensive care, psychiatry, neurosurgery and rehabilitation. Pictured: An example of a room at The Berkman, and an exterior view last night.

HR manager, 26, found to have incurable brain tumour after her headaches and seizures were put down to low iron levels says she’s ‘determined to live for as long as she can’ as she fundraises for specialist treatment in Germany costing £100,000

Hertfordshire woman wants £100,000 treatment in Germany after incurable brain tumour

Paige Gould (left) from Hertfordshire is ‘determined to live for as long as she can’ as she fundraisers for specialist treatment, costing £100,000. Her fiancé, Taylor Allen (with her on right), had been desperately trying to find medical options for Paige after she was diagnosed in December when he found her ‘second chance at life’ and the ‘glimmer of hope’ she needed in Germany. Her ‘fast-growing and aggressive’ tumour, glioblastoma multiforme, which has a survival time of 12 to 18 months, previously killed her father, Mark, at 38 when she was six-year-old. And though she has had surgery (inset) to remove it, she said ‘it is almost guaranteed to return and normally does so within the first couple of years’.

Rampaging Ryanair passenger has to be restrained by SEVEN people mid-flight from London to Lithuania before being arrested

The passenger was promptly detained by Lithuanian police when the flight touched down after the altercation which was allegedly triggered by hosts requesting that he stopped drinking alcohol.

Road rage plumber, 28, who brutally stabbed a Deliveroo driver, 30, to death before going on the run in Europe for 17 months faces life sentence after being convicted of murder 

Nathan Smith (left), 28, who stabbed Deliveroo driver Takieddine Boudhane (right), 30, in a road rage attack in north London, then fled to Europe for 17 months, faces a life sentence.

Scorched nature reserve left looking like a ‘warzone’ after devastating wildfire: Shocking pictures show impact of inferno caused by a barbecue near Sandbanks millionaire’s playground 

Scorched nature reserve left looking like a 'warzone' after devastating wildfire

Horrifying photos show a precious naure reserve in Dorset now looks like a ‘warzone’ after a huge blaze caused by a barbeque ripped through the area. The once green Studland peninsula was left charred over the weekend after the three-day fire ripped through the headland. Firefighters had to dig trenches to stop the flames, resulting in a ‘haunting scene’ that one volunteer described as ‘something out of the Second World War.’ Crews also uncovered unexploded bombs across the three hectares which had been consumed by flames. The National Trust site in Dorset, which is the nation’s first ‘super reserve,’ is still cordoned off as bomb disposal squads remove the WWII explosives. At the height of the disaster – which began on Friday afternoon and was likely started by a disposable barbecue and a campfire located near Knoll Beach – almost 100 firefighters were tackling the blaze. Reserve managers have said the site, which is home to rare species like sand lizard and Dartford Warbler, could take decades to recover.

‘I am here to kill The Queen’: What supermarket worker, 20, accused of carrying loaded crossbow into Windsor Castle grounds on Christmas Day ‘told security before he was arrested’ – as he appears in court charged with treason 

Windsor Castle 'crossbow intruder said:

Crossbow-wielding Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, said ‘I am here to kill the Queen’ when he turned up at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day last year, a court heard today. Chail, who has been charged under Britain’s 1842 Treason Act, was said to look like someone from a vigilante movie or ‘dressed for Halloween’ by a police officer. The Queen was at the castle at the time of the incident on December 25, along with her son and heir Prince Charles, his wife Camilla and other close family, before her tribute to late husband Philip was broadcast to the nation. Chail, from Southampton, Hampshire, is said to have told a protection officer: ‘I am here to kill the Queen,’ before he was handcuffed and arrested, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.

Eating roasted puppy stuffed with snails and sage, and grinding baked owl into powder: Thousands of bizarre medieval recipes for treating ailments including gout will be digitised for the first time

Thousands of bizarre medieval recipes for treating ailments including gout to be digitised

The treatment involving the owl (shown left) would have also seen the bird get covered in salt, before its ground down remains were mixed with fat from a boar. The mixture would then have been applied to the sufferer’s body in the hope that it would cure gout. The treatment is one of more than 180 medieval manuscripts that are to be digitised, catalogued and conserved over the next two years as part of the Curious Cures in Cambridge Libraries project. The manuscripts, containing around 8,000 unedited medical recipes, mostly date from the 14th or 15th centuries, with some examples from earlier, the oldest being 1,000 years old. Another unusual recipe, also intended to tackle gout, instructed readers to stuff a puppy with snails and sage royal then roast it over a fire, with the rendered fat used to make a salve. Also pictured: A digitised diagram (left) showing a naked man and the veins that could be opened for blood-letting, which was then a common treatment; drawings of urine flasks (inset) illustrating the different colours of a patient’s urine.

Could Amol Rajan be the next University Challenge host? BBC’s republican media editor who sparked a complaint from the royals after his controversial documentary is tipped to succeed Jeremy Paxman

Could Amol Rajan be the next University Challenge host? BBC's media editor tipped to

The BBC Radio 4 Today presenter (pictured left), 38, is thought to be the favourite to replace the stalwart host of the BBC quiz show, after almost three decades. The announcement of Paxman’s (pictured right) departure from the famous quiz show comes a year after the tough-talking journalist, 72, revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Yesterday, Antiques Roadshow and Question Time host Fiona Bruce (pictured bottom image), was declared the bookie’s favourite with Betfair pricing her at 2/1. Richard Osman (pictured top image), who earlier this year quit BBC quiz show Pointless after 13 years to focus on writing fiction, also appeared among the bookie’s frontrunners, alongside Mastermind host Clive Myrie, and physicist and presenter Professor Brian Cox. Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is leaving Downing Street later this year, also appeared among the bookie’s list as an outside favourite, due to his previous involvement on the show and passion for Classics. But Rajan is now believed to be the frontrunner for the role, according to The Telegraph. Currently a host of BBC’s flagship Radio 4 Today programme, Rajan has been front and centre of some of the broadcaster’s biggest – and most controversial – documentaries and interviews in recent years. Rajan, who has previously written openly about his republican views, sparked anger from the Royal Family over a documentary about Prince William and Harry and their relationship with the media.

Thames Water will impose hosepipe ban on 15 million customers across London and South East from August 24

The latest hosepipe ban, which will affect families in London and the South East, is set to come into effect from August 24 in the wake ‘unprecedented conditions’ Thames Water has said.

Saudi Arabia jails Leeds university student for 34 YEARS because she had a Twitter account and followed dissident activists

Salma al-Shebab, 34, was accused of using Twitter to ’cause public unrest and destabilise civil and national security’ after she posted tweets calling for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia.

Father, 37, is paralysed from chest down and brain damaged after falling off a trampoline in his friend’s garden

Rob Harcourt, 37, from Stockton-on-Tees, near Middlesbrough, has been in intensive care for the past three weeks where he has undergone surgeries to stabilise a fracture in his neck.

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