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 in Heysham.

Police were called to an address in School Lane 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.