Man detained after woman hit with paving stone in Heysham

A man who was arrested after an 85-year-old woman was assaulted with a paving stone has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

The victim suffered a serious head injury in the attack at an address on School Road in Heysham, on Thursday.

She was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical but stable condition, Lancashire Police said.

A 57-year-old man from Heysham, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, is now in a secure unit.

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