Police appeal one year after burglary led to death of war veteran

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police in London are once again appealing for information in the case of Peter Gouldstone, a 98-year-old who died after he was a victim of a “violent” burglary.

To mark one year since the incident on November 6 2018, the Metropolitan Police have reshared CCTV footage showing two men, in a bid to identify the suspects.

Officers were called to Mr Gouldstone’s home in Enfield after the war veteran was found suffering from a head injury and bruising - he was taken to hospital but died a few weeks later.

Mr Gouldstone was an ex-soldier

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley said: “At this time of remembrance, I appeal to the public to come forward with any information that could help us identify those responsible for the death of Peter Gouldstone, who was one of those brave and selfless people that Remembrance Day honours.”

Mr Gouldstone’s television was stolen but never recovered.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in December last year, as was a 27-year-old man in January. They have both been released under investigation.

DCI Wrigley added: “I hope that the passing of 12 months will allow people to look at the images with fresh eyes, and perhaps, anyone who was reluctant to come forward at the time may now feel able to speak out.

“If you can help, please do make the call.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police via 101 quoting 2140/06Nov18.

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