A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of an 'adored' granddad and former soldier who died after being punched outside his home.
Frank Fishwick, 86, was left with a fractured nose following the horrific assault at around 3pm on Friday.
He was then rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries the following day. His heart-broken family called him an "adored father and grandfather."
Officers were called to reports of the attack on in the Fulwood area of Preston, Gtr Mcr., and found the OAP with facial injuries.
A post mortem examination found the former Royal Engineer's cause of death to be as a consequence of the injuries he suffered during the assault.
Lancashire Police launched a murder probe and a 19-year-old man was arrested on Sunday in relation to the granddad's death.
In a statement his family said: "An adored father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by family and friends.
"He served in the Army Royal Core of Engineers and committed his working life to Leyland Motors.
"He was well liked by his friends, offered a helping hand when needed and his humour brought cheer to many.
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"Our thanks are extended to Lancashire Police who are working tireless to bring justice to an unforgivable act of violence."
Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.
A police spokesperson said: "We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and asking anybody who witnessed the assault or who has any information at all that they think might help to get in contact with the police.
"Our thoughts remain with Mr Fishwick's family at this distressing time."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0879 of September 10, 2021.
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