A Lowestoft man has been charged with six offences after a vulnerable man in his 60s was allegedly hit in the face with a frying pan, tied up and had his fingers burnt.

Jonathan Quinn, 41, of Denmark Road in Lowestoft, has been charged with numerous offences, including GBH, robbery and false imprisonment.

It comes after police were alerted by the ambulance service at 5.55pm on Friday, October 28, informing officers that they had been called to reports that a man had been assaulted earlier that day at a flat in Denmark Road.

A police spokesman said: "The victim – a vulnerable man aged in his 60s – had sustained a number of visible facial injuries and was suffering with pain to his ribs.

"It later transpired that the victim had been subjected to a number of assaults between September 23 and October 28, including being hit in the face with a frying pan, having a plate smashed over his head, and had been tied up and had his fingers burnt."

The victim suffered a broken arm and a broken nose as a result of these attacks, while he was also robbed of his bank card and mobile phone.

Police said Quinn was arrested on Saturday, October 29 and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning, after a short spell in hospital.

Quinn was subsequently charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent (which happened on September 23); assault causing actual bodily harm (occurring between October 14 and October 24); false imprisonment and assault causing actual bodily harm (both occurring between October 19 and October 24); robbery and a further count of assault causing actual bodily harm (both occurring on October 28).

A police spokesman said: "He was detained to appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, November 3, where he was remanded in custody pending an appearance at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday, December 1."