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Woman, 85, assaulted with paving stone in Heysham

John Freeman
Police are investigating the serious assault of an 85-year-old woman in Heysham.

Officers were called by the ambulance service at around 11.45am today (Thursday 18 June) to the report of a woman suffering a serious head injury after being assaulted by a man with what is thought to be a paving stone at an address on School Road.

She was unconscious and taken to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance for treatment. Her condition is described as serious.

A 57-year-old man from Heysham has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in police custody.