Frank Fishwick: Murder arrest as army veteran dies after assault

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image source, Lancashire Police

image captionFrank Fishwick holding 1 of his grandchildren

A teen has been arrested connected suspicion of execution aft an 86-year-old service seasoned died pursuing an onslaught extracurricular his location successful Lancashire.

Frank Fishwick was assaulted astatine astir 15:00 GMT connected Friday successful The Paddock, successful Fulwood, adjacent Preston, constabulary said.

He suffered a fractured chemoreceptor and died successful infirmary the pursuing day.

Lancashire Police said a 19-year-old antheral from Preston has been arrested successful transportation with his decease and is being held successful custody.

Mr Fishwick's household said the erstwhile Royal Engineer, who aboriginal worked for Leyland Motors, was an "adored begetter and grandfather".

They added: "He was good liked by his friends, offered a helping manus erstwhile needed and his humour brought cheer to many."

Officers investigating the incidental person appealed for witnesses and asked radical to cheque their CCTV oregon dashcam footage.

Det Ch Insp Allen Davies said his thoughts are with Mr Fishwick's household "at this highly distressing time".

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