A GREENGROCER who suffered serious injuries in an attack at a fruit shop has died, police have confirmed.

Tributes have been paid to 67-year-old Harry Morris who was found unresponsive at Pete SB Fruits on Water Street, Earby, at 10am on Tuesday.

A post mortem examination will take place in the coming days to try to establish the cause of death and a police spokesman said until the results of that are released they are not in a position to comment on whether any murder or manslaughter charge will be brought.

In the wake of the incident, Hayley Fullalove, 49, of Victoria Road, Earby, was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and robbery and appeared before Blackburn Magistrates last week. She was remanded to appear before a judge at the crown court next month.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "A Home Office post mortem examination will be carried out in due course and until we have the results of this it is too early comment upon the cause of death and any link to original incident."

A spokesman added: "Until we get the results of the Home Office post mortem examination and until we know whether there is any causational link between the assault and the death we are not in a position to say and it would be unhelpful to speculate about this."

Meanwhile, tributes have been paid to Mr Morris, with his family describing him as "quiet and kind".

In a statement they said: “We are all deeply shocked and saddened about what has happened. He was a quiet and kind man, who loved his family dearly. He will be greatly missed by us all.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0384 of June 4. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.