London Pensioner, 98, “fighting for his life” after being beaten by burglars in “senseless” attack

A 98-year-old pensioner is fighting for his life today (WED) after being attacked and robbed by callous burglars in a “senseless” attack.

Police say the frail OAP was found with multiple “serious injuries” following the “brutal” and “senseless” attack at his home in Enfield, north London, on Tuesday morning.

He sustained “multiple bruising” to his body as well as a head injury, and was rushed to an east London Hospital where he remains in a “life threatening” condition.

Police say the thugs – who stole a TV and other items – used “excessive” violence.

They are appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, of the Met’s North Area CID, said: “This was a brutal and senseless attack on a vulnerable pensioner in his own home.

“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 5th at 2pm and had not raised any concerns.

“We are therefore confident, the attack has taken place in the 20-hour window between then, possible Bonfire Night, to when he was discovered.”

He added: “I would urge any members of the public that may have seen any persons acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Evesham Road, Enfield, 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.”

He said officers found evidence of a disturbance in the house, and a number of items were missing including a Toshiba television and other personal belongings.

DI Ridley added: “No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.”

By Stephen Beech

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