A teenager has been charged with manslaughter of an Army veteran who was assaulted outside his home.
Frank Fishwick, 86, was found with a facial injury after police were called to the Paddock in Preston, Lancashire on Friday afternoon.
The man, who served in the Royal Engineers, was rushed to hospital but died on Saturday morning.
Fishwick had already gone outside to speak to a group of young people who were gathering on a staircase near his house andwere then punched in the face, Lancashire Police said.
An autopsy found the cause of death to be bleeding from broken nose.
Mohammed Al Aaraj, 19, of Preston, was charged with manslaughter by ear before city magistrates on Tuesday.
DCI Mark Haworth-Oates said: "First and foremost our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Fishwick, who continue to be cared for by specialist officers .
"Our investigations are ongoing and we have now charged a man in connection with this incident. However, we continue to ask witnesses to come forward.
"If you have seen the incident or have any information about who was involved and what is happening. has happened, please let us know. Likewise, if you have dashcam, CCTV, or cellphone footage showing whathappened, please let us know. "
Anyone with information should contact 101, citing 879 newspaper on September 10.
Those close to Fishwick, who went on to work at Leyland Motors, described him as "a beloved father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by his family and to his friends ".