This is quite a poignant news as it broke out to the general public. A World War II veteran lost his life in an altercation as burglars had entered his property for sake of getting a TV worth £10. He was mishandled by these burglars just days before the Armistice Centenary was being marked. He was sleeping at his home when it had happened. He lived in Arnos Grove, North London for more than 60 years.
The miscreants broke into his home and took a black Panasonic TV set which was worth some pounds. They also dragged him down his bed and manhandled the poor old guy. The mistreatment caused brain damage to the already old veteran. He couldn’t survive the brain injury and lost his life.
This 98yo grandfather was later found by his son. When his son arrived the old guy was lying unconscious. He was surrounded by open cupboards and drawers. The son understood that something horrible had taken place.
Simon, the son of the old veteran, was interviewed by Media. He was looking all pale and sad as he couldn’t think of this possible loss. He said that as a family member he was shocked but being a human he could not find words to describe the wrong which those burglars did to his father. He further added that he had heard similar news in past but he never thought he’d be one of those victims one day. He demanded the authorities to lock up the miscreants and make them pay for what they did to a national asset.
Peter who was a corporal in Royal Signals Corps in the war was awarded three medals for his service to the country. He was mentioned in media in 1944 because of his bravery. Detectives are asking general public in the neighborhood to come forward if they had any information.