Detectives in Enfield are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information after a 98-year-old man was left fighting for his life after being attacked and robbed in his own home.
On Tuesday, 6 November at 10:06hrs police were called by the London Ambulance Service to the man who had suffered serious injuries at an address on Evesham Road, Enfield, N11.
The elderly man, Peter Gouldstone sustained multiple bruising to his body and a head injury.
He was taken to an east London Hospital where he remains in a life threatening condition.
Attending officers found evidence of a disturbance in the house.
A number of items were missing from the address which including a a Panasonic television and other personal belongings.
Son of Mr Gouldstone, Simon Gouldstone said: "My Dad is housebound and requires regular assistance.
"He has lived at his address for over 60 years. I was the first person that found him on Tuesday. He was in his bedroom on the floor. I noticed that he was agitated and was semi-conscious. He could not communicate.
"He had bruising on his arms and face. I would urge any members of the public that know any information about those responsible or who maybe able to help the investigation to come forward to the police as soon as possible."
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID is leading the investigation. He said: "This was a brutal and senseless attack on a vulnerable pensioner in his own home. The level of violence used was completely excessive.
"From our inquiries we have established that the victim was spoken to by a family member on the telephone on Monday, 5 November at 2pm and had not raised any concerns. We are therefore confident, the attack has taken place in the 20-hour window between then, possible Bonfire Night, to when he was discovered."
"I would urge any members of the public that may have seen any persons acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Evesham Road, Enfield, N11 to come forward to my investigation team as a priority."
"I can reassure residents that patrols have been stepped up in the area and extensive efforts are being made to identify and apprehend the persons responsible."
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact Enfield CID via 101 quoting CAD 2140/6Nov, or by tweeting @MetCC under Operation Name 'Burrow'
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. You can also tweet police via @MetCC.
No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.