THE MAN accused of stabbing a grandfather to death on a mobility scooter is set to stand trial.
Thomas O’Halloran, 87, died after he fell victim to the “vicious attack” of “unprovoked violence” in August last year.
The 87-year-old rode his scooter some 75 yards after the horror unfolded in an attempt to flag down help.
Horrified passersby desperately tried to save the OAP but despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead on the Greenford, West London street.
A post-mortem examination found the grandfather, who was known “throughout the local community”, had sustained multiple stab wounds to the neck, chest and abdomen.
At the time Lee Byer, 44, was charged with murder and possessing a large knife.
He denies the charges and was due to appear in the Old Bailey this week.
However, Byer’s trial has now been pushed out to April next year.
Tributes poured in for Thomas after his horror death.
The 87-year-old was originally from Ireland, but had been living in Greenford since the ’70s and was well-known in the community.
He often busked with his accordion outside a nearby Tesco and the train station and had taken to the streets to raise money for war-torn Ukraine in the months leading up to his death.
Touching footage showed him beaming outside a supermarket while raising money.
Some of those living in the area had given Thomas the nickname “Mr Bond”, while others affectionately knew him as “Uncle Tom”.