Family pay tribute to ‘adored’ father and grandfather who died following assault in Fulwood

Posted on - 12th September, 2021 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Frank Fishwick pictured with one of his grandchildren
Frank Fishwick pictured with one of his grandchildren

The family of an elderly man who died following an assault outside his home in Fulwood have paid tribute to an ‘adored father and grandfather’.


Preston Police were called at around 3pm on Friday (10 September) to The Paddock following a report of an assault. Officers attended and found a man aged 86 with a facial injury, which was later diagnosed as a fractured nose. 

The man, later named as Frank Fishwick, was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died yesterday morning (Saturday 11 September).

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.

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

A murder investigation was launched and following a number of enquiries, a 19-year-old man from Preston has today been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody.

Read more: Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after death of elderly Fulwood man

A spokesperson for Preston 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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