A MAN has denied stabbing an OAP to death as he rode his mobility scooter.
Lee Byer, 44, is accused of murdering Thomas O’Halloran, 87, down a passageway.
Granddad Mr O’Halloran collapsed off his scooter and was found by a member of the public in Greenford, West London.
Police and medics took over first aid but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.54pm.
A post-mortem examination found he had sustained multiple stab wounds to the neck, chest and abdomen.
Byer, of no fixed address, was charged on August 19 with Mr O'Halloran's murder and possessing a large knife.
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At a hearing on Friday at the Old Bailey, Byer stood in the dock as he pleaded not guilty to both charges.
The defendant, who is in custody, faces a trial of up to three weeks from May 2.
Mr O'Halloran, originally from Co Clare in the west of Ireland, was a passionate musician and was described as "very popular" in Greenford, often busking for charity.
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