A 98-year-old man savagely beaten during a violent robbery in his own home has died.

Peter Gouldstone of Bounds Green died in hospital in the early hours of Friday morning.

He was taken to hospital with a head injury and extensive bruising following an attack at his home on Evesham Road, Enfield on November 6.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 10am the same day whereupon Mr Gouldstone was discovered critically injured.

He has been in hospital ever since.

Met Police said there was “clear evidence” of a disturbance at the property and that a number of Mr Gouldstone’s possessions had been taken, including a 26-inch Panasonic television, model TX - L26X10B.

Crimestoppers previously announced a £10,000 reward for any information received leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Mr Gouldstone’s family have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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 in 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 people or vehicles in the vicinity of Evesham Road that may have appeared out of place.

“A Crimestoppers reward of £10,000 remains on offer to 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