Goldhurst Terrace assault: man arrested

[updated 2.15pm]

Following heavy twitter activity about a major police incident on Goldhurst Terrace yesterday afternoon, it transpires that an 18-year-old German man has been arrested in connection with an unprovoked assault on a 60-year-old man who was found unconscious and is still in a critical condition in hospital. The German may have mental health problems, apparently. He grabbed the pram that is now cordoned off at Kings Gardens and walked up Acol Road in order to avoid being spotted, but was then arrested at Kings Gardens.

There are police cordons around parts of Kings Gardens as well as on Acol Road where the nursery is closed off. Aberdare Gardens, Priory Road and Woodchurch Road were also cordoned off at times and police are still preventing some Goldhurst Terrace residents from entering their homes.

Swiss Cottage ward councillor Don Williams
tweeted this photo of Goldhurst Terrace earlier today

Anyone with information or who witnessed the assault is asked to call Camden Police on 101; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

  • Jen

    If the family or friends of the man who was assaulted read this I'm sure I speak for everyone in the local area but particularly the residents of Goldhurst Terrace when I say our thoughts are with you.


  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know how the gentleman is doing? Would appreciate an update from someone.

  • Anonymous

    Spoke to a detective today and the old (and blind) guy is still in a coma. Poor chap. Thoughts are with his family and partner.

  • Anonymous

    Professor Whitestick as he was affectionately known passed away last night. He was a lovely gentle man who will be greatly missed by his friends.