A Reward of £10,000 has been offered for any information on the attackers of WWII Veteran.
Lord Ashcroft, chair of charity Crimestoppers has offered the incentive for any information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of Peter Gouldstone’s attackers. The Sun newspaper has announced it will match the reward.
Peter Gouldstone, 98, was attacked and found with head injuries in his home in Enfield. Mr Gouldstone worked the phone lines in Italy as a former telephone engineer in World War II.
Police told the BBC that there was clear evidence of a disturbance at Gouldstone’s property and a number of his possessions had been taken during the attack, including a 26-inch Panasonic television.
Peter Gouldstone, aged 98 is fighting for his life after being attacked and robbed in his own home in Evesham Road #N11. Pls call 101 quoting CAD 2140/6Nov, or by tweeting @MetCC under Operation Name 'Burrow' with any information https://t.co/1b80XbgwbP pic.twitter.com/Tby3XSVawY
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 7, 2018
Gouldstone is still being treated in hospital after the attack and remains in a critical condition.
If you have any information that could help the investigation you can contact Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use their their anonymous online form.
If you want to help another way, you can also donate to The Sun newspaper’s crowdfunding appeal to help raise money for Gouldstone and his family.
The police investigation continues.
Words: Laureta Doci | Subbing: Harry Lye