Detectives continue to appeal for information after a 98-year-old man was left fighting for his life following a violent robbery at his home.
The appeal comes as the independent charity Crimestoppers announces a reward of up to £10,000 for any information they receive that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this horrific attack against a vulnerable pensioner.
On Tuesday, 6 November at 10:06hrs police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address on Evesham Road, N11 where they found Peter Gouldstone, 98, suffering from a head injury and extensive bruising to his body. He remains in hospital where his condition is currently life threatening.
There was clear evidence of disturbance at the property and a number of Mr Gouldstone’s possessions had been taken including a 26 inch Panasonic television, model TX – L26X10B.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID is leading the investigation. He said: “Mr Gouldstone remains in a life threatening and critical condition in hospital.
“He was left for dead in his own home, a place where he should feel safest. There is no way of knowing when he would have been discovered. Had it not been for a member of the public raising the alarm, I believe that Mr Gouldstone would have succumbed to his injuries.
“My investigation team has been working relentlessly to trace the individuals behind this horrific attack.
“To provide an even greater incentive for the public, if one is needed, I have approached Crimestoppers for an enhanced reward of £10,000 for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this despicable offence.
“I urge anyone who can provide information, no matter how small a detail, to contact police without delay.
“I particularly want to hear from people that may have been offered the Panasonic television that was stolen, or who saw either people or vehicles in the vicinity of Evesham Road, Enfield, N11 that may have appeared out of place.”
Anyone with information concerning this incident should call contact Enfield CID by dialling 101 and quoting 2140/6NOV.
Note: Information passed to police will not qualify for the reward. To be eligible you must contact the charity Crimestoppers directly.