Authorities detain a teenager for allegedly killing an 86-year-old war veteran outside a residence in Lancashire, England.

Police told BBC that the suspect allegedly attacked Frank Fishwick in The Paddock, Fulwood, near Preston, at around 11:00 a.m. EDT (3:00 p.m. GMT) on Friday.

Officers responded to complaints of an assault in Preston's Fulwood neighborhood, Gtr Mcr., and discovered the OAP with facial injuries.

The veteran died the next day due to his injuries during the assault, including a broken nose, a post mortem examination mentioned. The injuries came after the suspect allegedly punched the old man outside their home, reports said.

Lancashire Police launched a murder probe connected to the crime committed by a 19-year-old Preston man linked with the old man's death.

Fishwick's family described Frank as an "adored father and grandfather." He was a former Royal Engineer who later worked for Leyland Motors.

They added: "He was well liked by his friends, offered a helping hand when needed and his humour brought cheer to many."

"Our thanks are extended to Lancashire Police who are working tireless to bring justice to an unforgivable act of violence."

Officers investigating the incident have requested individuals to examine their CCTV or dashcam recordings for witnesses.

Det Ch Insp Allen Davies expressed his condolences to Fishwick's family "at this extremely distressing time."

Injuries affect tens of millions more people each year. It usually ends up in visits to emergency rooms and acute care facilities, hospitalizations, treatment, or even death

Injury Facts, citing the World Health Organization (WHO), said around 55.4 million people died worldwide in 2019. More than 3,150,000 people died as a result of injuries that may have been avoided.

While preventable injuries are the world's fifth-largest cause of mortality, they have been the third leading cause of death since 2016 in the United States. In 2012, preventable injury-related deaths in the United States were classified as the fifth highest cause of death.

Injury and violence are estimated to be responsible for 10% of the years that disabled people live, WHO said. The health organization added that these two factors harm on national economies, spending billions of dollars in health care, lost productivity, and law enforcement each year.