Tottenham murder: Attack on elderly man in own home

A 91-year-old man has died, a week after being found with serious injuries in his home in north London.

The victim's son discovered his father at the property in Tower Gardens Road, Tottenham, on 29 December.

The man was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he died from his injuries on 6 January.

Det Ch Insp John Oldham of the Metropolitan Police said he had suffered an "awful assault" and a murder investigation had begun.

He appealed for witnesses who may have been in the area between 1500 and 1600 GMT on 29 December to come forward.

A post-mortem examination was being conducted to establish exactly how the victim, whose identity has not been released, was killed.

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