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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man riding a mobility scooter was stabbed to death in Greenford, west London.

Metropolitan Police confirmed that the horrific incident happened at 4.06pm today (Tuesday, August 16).

Police were called to Cayton Road, Greenford, after several reports of a male with stab injuries had been made.

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Detective Chief Inspector Jim Eastwood from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said: “My officers are working to understand what has happened to this man, and we need the public’s assistance.

“I’m asking for anyone with dash cam or cycle helmet footage to contact us if they were using the Western Avenue A40 Eastbound in the proximity of Cayton Road and Welland Gardens between 15:15hrs and 16:15hrs

"The elderly victim, who was riding a mobility scooter, was in the area at the time. If you saw the victim, or captured anyone acting suspiciously in the area, it is imperative that you make contact."

London Ambulance Service told MyLondon: “We were called today (August 16) at 4.10pm to reports of an incident at Runnymead Gardens, Greenford.

"We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car and an incident response officer. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

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"Sadly, despite the best efforts of our crews, a person was pronounced dead at the scene."

Police have cordoned off a huge area of the west London scene, and police have begun urgent inquiries to track down the man's killer.

Images that have been released from the scene appear to show a chaotic scene surrounded by emergency personnel.

Chief superintendent Sean Wilson, lead for policing in Ealing, said: "This is an awful incident that will understandably cause considerable alarm to people locally and across London.

"We are supporting our colleagues in Specialist Crime as they work to understand what has happened and identify who is responsible for this horrific crime.

"The support of the public is crucial. Police and the community must work together to identify violent offenders and remove them from our streets."

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