Frank Fishwick murder investigation: Teenager arrested after 86-year-old ‘assaulted’ in Preston


Pictured: ‘Much-loved’ grandfather, 86, who died after an ‘assault’ outside his home as teenager, 19, is arrest on suspicion of murder

  • Frank Fishwick, 86,  died in hospital on Saturday following incident on Friday
  • Mr Fishwick was attacked outside his home in The Paddock, Fulwood, Preston
  • He was taken to hospital with a fractured nose but died in hospital on Saturday
  • Police have launched a murder probe and have arrested a 19-year-old male
  • The man, who is in custody, has been arrested by police on suspicion of murder 










Police last night launched a murder investigation following the death of a ‘much-loved’ grandfather who was attacked outside his home. 

Retired serviceman Frank Fishwick, 86, died in hospital on Saturday less than 24-hours after suffering a fractured nose in an incident outside his home in Preston.

A 19-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

Today police investigating Mr Fishwick’s death have released a picture and a family tribute of the pensioner, who served in the Army Royal Core of Engineers – commonly known as the Sappers.

In a statement his family said: ‘(Frank was an) adored father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by family and friends. 

Retired serviceman Frank Fishwick (pictured here with one of his grandchildre), 86, died in hospital on Saturday less than 24-hours after suffering a fractured nose in an incident outside his home in Preston

Retired serviceman Frank Fishwick (pictured here with one of his grandchildre), 86, died in hospital on Saturday less than 24-hours after suffering a fractured nose in an incident outside his home in Preston

Police say they were called at around 3pm on Friday to The Paddock, Fulwood, following a report of an assault. Pictured: Police at the scene

Police say they were called at around 3pm on Friday to The Paddock, Fulwood, following a report of an assault. Pictured: Police at the scene

‘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.

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

Police say they were called at around 3pm on Friday to The Paddock, Fulwood, following a report of an assault.

Officers attended and found a man, aged 86, with a facial injury, later diagnosed as a fractured nose. 

The man, later named as Mr Fishwick, was taken to hospital for treatment, but died yesterday morning. 

Officers attended and found a man, aged 86, with a facial injury, later diagnosed as a fractured nose. Pictured: Police at the scene

Officers attended and found a man, aged 86, with a facial injury, later diagnosed as a fractured nose. Pictured: Police at the scene

A murder investigation was launched and police say a 19-year-old man from Preston has now been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police 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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