Hainault murder: Tributes pour in for “true gentleman”

TRIBUTES have poured in for a “true gentlemen” who was stabbed to death in his own home.

Flowers have been placed just yards from the home of 80-year-old Albert Wright, who was found fatally wounded by his son on Friday night.

Residents of Trelawney Road, Hainault, have spoken to the Recorder about Mr Wright, who had lived in his home for 52 years.

Mum-of-two Yelda,, 36, said: “He was such a sweet man.

“I don’t understand how this could have happened.

“He wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

She added: “He always said hello and he would always talk to us.”

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Another neighbour, aged 61, said: “He used to take in everyone’s mail and he would do anything for everyone.

“He was a true gentleman.”

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old man arrested and bailed in connection with the murder has been released with no further action to be taken.

Detectives believe the pensioner had been out in is car on the day of his death and returned to his home at about 5.30pm.

Police also believe he may have been attacked between 6pm and 7pm, as people have reported hearing a disturbance at the address during that time.

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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