Woman, 85, assaulted with paving stone

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an 85-year-old woman was assaulted.

Police were called to an address in School Lane, Heysham, by the ambulance service at 11.45am on Thursday, June 18, after reports of the woman suffering a serious head injury after being assaulted by a man with what is thought to be a paving stone.

The woman 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.