97-year-old man still ‘critical’

An elderly man remains in a critical condition in hospital after suffering injuries at his home in St Annes.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 10th April 2014, 1:00 pm
The house on Blackpool Road North, St Annes, where an elderly man was seriously injured on March 30.
The house on Blackpool Road North, St Annes, where an elderly man was seriously injured on March 30.

Janek Martens, 97, was airlifted to the Royal Preston Hospital from Blackpool Road North on March 30.

A police spokesman confirmed the 97-year-old remains in hospital where his condition is described as “critical but stable”.

He added: “The latest information we have is that there has been no change in his condition.”

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His son, Stefan Martens, 57, has been charged with attempted murder in relation to the alleged incident at the house they share on Blackpool Road North.

Stefan Martens appeared at Blackpool Magistrates Court on April 1 where he was remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at Preston Crown Court later this month.

The prosecution alleged that his father’s injuries were inflicted by him.

Stefan Martens is due to make his next appearance at the higher court in Preston on April 24.

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