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85-year-old woman assaulted with paving stone in Heysham - man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

An 85-year-old woman has suffered a serious head injury after being assaulted with a paving stone.

The woman was left unconscious by the attack at around 11.45 this morning at an address on School Lane.

An air ambulance took the victim to Royal Preston Hospital where her condition is described as serious.

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