Neighbour raises alarm as pensioner found to have fallen within Preston home

Posted on - 10th March, 2018 - 12:31pm | Author - | Posted in - News, St Matthews
Acregate Lane Pic: Google
Acregate Lane Pic: Google

Police forced their way into the home of a pensioner during Saturday morning to rescue an elderly man who had fallen.


A concerned neighbour raised the alarm around 10.48am on Saturday (10 March) in Acregate, St Matthews.

They said they had not seen or heard from their neighbour and Preston Police attended the property.

When police received no reply they took the decision to force entry into the home due to the vulnerability of the man involved.

They found the 92-year-old man had fallen and was unable to get up.

Family members also arrived and the man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be serious.

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Inspector Nigel Barraclough said: “Our officers took the decision to force entry as we had concerns about the gentleman’s welfare.

“We’d like to thank the neighbour who raised the alarm and it’s a reminder of ensuring you keep an eye on any elderly or vulnerable people within your community.”

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