Man charged after 83-year-old robbed in Southport

A man has been charged over a robbery at the home of an 83-year-old man in Southport.

The victim returned to his home just before midnight on Wednesday to find he had been burgled and the offender was still inside.

He was bound and gagged before the offender stole cash and a television.

A 21-year-old man from Southport has been charged with false imprisonment, robbery and fraud and is due to appear before South Sefton Magistrates later.

A 62-year-old woman also arrested over the incident has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police said the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to cuts and bruises after the attack, and was left badly shaken.

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