‘Adored’ grandfather dies after assault outside his home in Preston

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Frank Fishwick, holding one of grandchildren, who died in hospital on Saturday morning after the Army veteran was assaulted outside his home in Preston (Lancashire Police/PA) (PA Media)
Frank Fishwick, holding one of grandchildren, who died in hospital on Saturday morning after the Army veteran was assaulted outside his home in Preston (Lancashire Police/PA) (PA Media)

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an Army veteran was assaulted outside his home.

Frank Fishwick, 86, who died in hospital on Saturday morning, has been remembered as an “adored father and grandfather” by his family, Lancashire Police said.

Officers who were were called to The Paddock in Fulwood, Preston on Friday at around 3pm found him with a facial injury that was later diagnosed as a fractured nose.

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In a statement, his family described him as “an adored father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by family and friends”.

Mr Fishwick was an Army veteran who served with the Royal Engineers and also committed his working life to Leyland Motors, his family said.

They added: “He was well liked by his friends, offered a helping hand when needed and his humour brought cheer to many.

“Our thanks are extended to Lancashire Police who are working tireless to bring justice to an unforgivable act of violence.”

A 19 year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday. He is currently in custody.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the assault or who has any information they think might help to get in contact.

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