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Teenager arrested after 86-year-old army veteran dies following ‘assault’

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A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of an army veteran.

Frank Fishwick, 86, died in hospital on Saturday morning, the day after he was found in Fulwood, Preston, with a facial injury later diagnosed as a fractured nose, following a report of an assault.

Lancashire Police said a 19-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.

Mr Fishwick’s family said he had served with the Royal Engineers and also committed his working life to Leyland Motors.

They described him as “an adored father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by family and friends”.

“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.”

Anyone who with any information is asked to call police on 101, or report it online at https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/