After an Easter break we return with some awful news. Every now and then the bad past of Kings Cross returns. In this case a man severely assaulted in Keystone Crescent in August 2004 finally lost his struggle with life last summer. The case remains a mystery. The police and his family are appealing for any information – police text follows:
The family of a 41 year old man who died on 1 August 2011, after being found in the street with serious injuries in 2004, have issued a heartfelt appeal for help and information from the public.
On Wednesday 11 August 2004, at 07:45hrs, Gerard Allison, who was 34 years old at the time, was found unconscious with serious head and internal injuries in Keystone Crescent junction with Caledonian Road, N1.
The injuries he sustained from the assault left him with severe traumatic brain injuries. Gerard’s family are desperate to find out what led to his injuries which finally contributed to his death.
His sister, Bridget said:” Gerard’s family, including his two young children, were devastated when he was found but held on to the hope that he would recover to some kind of normality. Through the support of his family, and intensive treatments, he had a gradual but limited recovery over the following seven years; however, his injuries led to his death on 1 August 2011.
“The loss of such a young father and brother has been made much worse for the family, as we have never found out what happened and why.”
Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Kerena Hammond said: “We are determined to find out what happened to Gerard on that fateful day. Although it was several years ago, someone out there knows what happened and I appeal to them to come forward and speak to police in confidence.
Anyone with information should call Islington Police Case Progression Unit on 0207 421 0145 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.