POLICE in England are investigating after a 98-year-old man was left fighting for his life after being attacked and robbed in his own home.
Detectives are now seeking witnesses after the attack in Enfield, North London, in which the assailant used ‘completely excessive’ violence.
The London Ambulance Service was called to the man’s home on Evesham Road, Enfield, N11 at 10am today.
He had sustained multiple bruising to his body as well as a head injury and remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital.
Attending officers found evidence of a disturbance in the house.
A number of items were missing from the address, including a Toshiba television and other personal belongings.
'Brutal and senseless'
“This was a brutal and senseless attack on a vulnerable pensioner in his own home,” said Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID.
“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, November 5 at 2pm and had not raised any concerns.
“We are therefore confident the attack has taken place in the 20-hour window between then, possibly 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.”
No arrests have been made however enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Enfield CID via 101 quoting CAD 2140/6Nov.