Hainault murder: New arrest after pensioner stabbed to death

A MAN in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Hainault pensioner Albert Wright.

Eighty-year-old Mr Wright was stabbed to death in his home in Trelawney Road on Friday night.

His son discovered his fatally injured father at about 11.55pm that night.

The man, arrested today, is being questioned at an unnamed east London police station.

Neighbours have described Mr Wright as a “true gentleman” who lived in the same house for 52 years.

He was a retired Tube driver and had one son.

Det Chief Insp John Macdonald said: “This was a really violent attack on an 80-year-old man at this home.

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“It is not clear at the moment what the motive is.

“Nothing has been taken from the property and there is no evidence of a forced entry.

“Bert was a popular resident of Hainault and there is nothing in his background to suggest why anyone would kill him.

“I would urge anyone who has information about who may have done this to come forward.

“It was a cowardly attack and whoever did it is not worth protecting.”

Police are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in Trelawney Road between 6-7pm on Friday to come forward.

Anyone who can help the inquiry is asked to contact the investigation team on 020 8345 3985, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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