A councillor in east London has spoken of the moment she desperately tried to save a fatally stabbed man's life on the floor of a pub.

Aiden O'Mahoney, known to his friends as Oggy, was watching a Spurs match at a pub in Hornchurch. The 60-year-old was stabbed through his heart.

Cllr Julie Wilkes, who was also at the JJ Moon's pub, heard shouting and went over to help.

My heart dropped when I saw him.

Cllr Julie Wilkes
Credit: Cllr Julie Wilkes

Mr O'Mahoney's step-daughter Louise Tonks spoke to the Romford Recorder of her family’s devastation.

She told the paper that her step-father was a "gentle giant" and his death had torn their family apart.

James Roberts, 31, of Ambleside Avenue, Elm Park, has appeared in court charged with murder.