A teenage boy has been charged with murder following the death of a former army soldier who was attacked outside his home.
Frank Fischuk, 86, was found with a facial injury after police were called to The Paddock in Preston, Lancashire, on Friday afternoon.
The pensioner, who served with the Royal Engineers, was taken to hospital but died Saturday morning.
Lancashire police said Mr Fushuk had previously gone out to talk to a group of young people who were gathering on a ladder near his home and then punched him in the face.
An autopsy revealed that he was bleeding from a nose fracture.
Muhammad Al-Araj, 19, of Sheffield Drive in Preston, has been charged with murder and will appear before city magistrates on Tuesday.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Howarth Oates said: “First of all, our thoughts are with Mr. Fishuk’s family, who are cared for by expert officers.
“Our interrogation is ongoing and we have now charged a man in connection with the incident. However, we are asking witnesses to come forward.
“If you have seen the incident or have any information about who was involved and what happened, please let us know. Similarly, if you have any dash cam, CCTV or mobile phone footage showing If so, please let us know.
Anyone with information should contact 101, citing the September 10 log 879.
Mr Fishwick’s relatives, who worked at Leland Motors, described him as “a loving father and grandfather who will be fondly remembered by family and friends”.