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A 98-year-old man critically injured following a violent robbery in his own home has died

News   •   Dec 01, 2018 14:00 GMT

Image: Peter Gouldstone

A 98-year-old man critically injured following a violent robbery in his own home has died.

Peter Gouldstone of Bounds Green died in hospital in the early hours of Friday, 30 November.

His family have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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 remained in hospital until he died in late November.

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 continue to investigate the full circumstances of this robbery. A number of active enquiries are in hand.

The independent charity Crimestoppers previously announced 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.

Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID said:
"We are all shocked and saddened by the news of Peter’s death. It is the worst news for his family and for all those who cared for and knew him.

“I urge anyone who has information, no matter how small a detail, to search their conscience and 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.

“A Crimestoppers reward of £10,000 remains on offer for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this despicable offence.

“Finally, I would ask that Peter’s family are left alone to grieve and come to terms with their loss at this very difficult time.”

Anyone with information concerning this incident should call contact Enfield CID by dialling 101 and quoting 2140/6NOV.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 or use their non-traceable anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org