Teen Charged In Punch & Run Death Of Beloved Grandfather

A teenager has been charged in relation to the death of an elderly man in Preston.

Police were called at around 3pm on Friday (September 10th) to The Paddock, Fulwood, to reports of an assault.

Officers attended and found the victim, Frank Fishwick, aged 86, with facial injuries.

He later attended hospital but sadly died on Saturday morning.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be bleeding as a result of fractures to the nose, consistent with being assaulted.

Prior to the assault, Mr Fishwick had gone outside to speak to a group of youths who were congregating in a stairway near to his home.

During the interaction, Mr Fishwick was punched to the face by one of the groups who all then ran off.

An investigation was launched and on Sunday a 19-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of murder.

After consulting with the Crown Prosecution Service a 19-year-old man from Preston has now been charged with manslaughter.

He is due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday, September 14).

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