UPDATE: Man ‘sectioned’ after Heysham OAP murder bid

The scene of the incident in Heysham village is cordoned off by police.

The scene of the incident in Heysham village is cordoned off by police.

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A man arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of an 85-year-old woman in Heysham has been sectioned under The Mental Health Act.

The 57-year-old man has been transferred to a secure unit.

A crime scene tent at the scene of the incident in Heysham village.

A crime scene tent at the scene of the incident in Heysham village.

The elderly woman was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital unconscious after being assaulted with what is believed to be a paving stone.

The woman remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

A spokesman for North West Air Ambulance said the incident was classed as a “major trauma”.

The air ambulance landed on St Peter’s School field in Heysham after the incident on Thursday morning at a property on School Road in Heysham village.

Police were also called to the scene.