A £10,000 reward has been offered to help catch those responsible for an attack on a 98-year-old Second World War veteran who was “left for dead” in his own home.
Peter Gouldstone remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital following the robbery in Enfield, north London.
His family released a picture of the former telephone engineer fighting for his life after he suffered severe injuries including two bleeds on the brain.
On Thursday, Crimestoppers offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the “horrific attack”, Scotland Yard said.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley said: “Mr Gouldstone remains in a life-threatening and critical condition in hospital.
“He was left for dead in his own home, a place where he should feel safest. There is no way of knowing when he would have been discovered.
“Had it not been for a member of the public raising the alarm, I believe that Mr Gouldstone would have succumbed to his injuries.
“My investigation team has been working relentlessly to trace the individuals behind this horrific attack.”
An image of the unconscious widower hooked up to tubes on a hospital bed with bruises on his arms and face was released on Wednesday.