An army veteran was killed outside his Preston house, and a teenager was charged with his death.
According to Lancashire Police, Frank Fishwick, 86, was beaten after confronting a group of teenagers in the Fulwood district of the city at around 3 p.m. on Friday. Mr Fishwick who served in the Army Royal Core of Engineers was transported to the hospital. In the attack, he shattered his nose and died on Saturday.
Manslaughter charges have been filed against Mohammed Al Aaraj, 19, of Sheffield Drive in Preston. He will appear in Preston Magistrates’ Court at a later date. According to detectives, Mr Fishwick was allegedly assaulted when he approached youngsters who had gathered in a stairway near his home. His death was caused by bleeding caused by fractures in his nose, according to a post-mortem study.
Mr Fishwick’s family paid homage to the “adored father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by friends and family” in a statement posted earlier this week.
“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.”
“First and foremost, our thoughts remain with Mr Fishwick’s family, who continue to be looked after by specialist officers,” said Mark Haworth-Oates, detective chief inspector for Lancashire Police.
“Our inquiries are very much ongoing, and we have now charged a man in relation to this incident. However, we are continuing to ask witnesses to come forward.”