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Man charged after resident is attacked inside his own home

PUBLISHED: 13:18 02 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:28 02 May 2019

A man has been charged with attempted robbery after a resident on Fir Lane in Lowestoft was assaulted in his own home. Picture: Google

A man has been charged with attempted robbery after a resident on Fir Lane in Lowestoft was assaulted in his own home. Picture: Google

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A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery which saw a resident assaulted in the early hours of the morning.

Police were called to an address on Fir Lane in Lowestoft at around 1.10am on Tuesday, April 30, following reports that a man had entered a property via an open window.

Once inside he threatened and assaulted the occupant, demanding money. A struggle ensued and the suspect left empty-handed.

The victim, a man in his 50s, sustained minor injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Andrew Bywater - of no fixed abode - was arrested yesterday (Wednesday, May 1) and subsequently charged with attempted robbery in connection with the incident.

He was detained in custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates this morning, Thursday, May 2.

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