Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021
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Teenager Charged Over Fatal Attack on 86-Year-Old Army Veteranon September 15, 2021 at 7:30 am

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A teenager has been been charged with the manslaughter of an Army veteran who was assaulted outside his own home. Frank Fishwick, 86, was found with a facial injury after police were called to The Paddock in Preston, Lancashire, on Friday afternoon. The pensioner, who served with the Royal Engineers, was taken to hospital but died on Saturday morning. Fishwick had earlier gone outside to speak to a group of youths who were congregating in a stairway near his home and was then punched in the face, said Lancashire Police. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be bleeding as a result of fractures to the nose. Mohammed Al Aaraj, 19, of Sheffield Drive, Preston, has been charged with manslaughter and will appear before the city’s magistrates on Tuesday. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Haworth-Oates said: “First and foremost our thoughts remain with Fishwick’s family, who continue to be …

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