World War veteran dies after suffering injuries in violent robbery

Peter Gouldstone (98) was badly hurt during break in at his home in north London

A British second World War veteran who was seriously injured in a violent robbery in his home has died.

Peter Gouldstone had been left badly hurt following the attack in north London last month.

The 98-year-old, who suffered severe injuries including two bleeds to the brain and extensive bruising on his body, died in hospital in the early hours of Friday.

No arrests have been made, but Scotland Yard said "a number of active enquiries are in hand".


A 26in Panasonic TV and other personal possessions belonging to Mr Gouldstone were stolen from the house in Enfield during the robbery on November 6th.

Det Insp Paul Ridley 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.”

He appealed to anyone with information to “search their conscience” and contact the force.

He said: “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.”

He asked that Mr Gouldstone’s family be left alone to grieve. – PA