The man was arrested last week by officers at the scene. (photo credit: Nottinghamshire Post)

A man has been charged over an attack on an emergency worker and a trio of burglary offences after reports he was loitering near cars and homes in Retford.

Police were called to an address in West Furlong on Thursday, January 19 at around 12.45am and arrested a man at the scene.

An earlier break-in had also been reported in the nearby location of Trinity Road.

Robert Brammer, from Harworth, Doncaster, has been charged with one count of burglary and two counts of attempted burglary.

Brammer, 52, was also charged with assaulting the emergency worker during his detention.

He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 20 and was remanded into custody, Nottinghamshire Police said.

He is next expected to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on February 17.

Detective Constable Mark Duncombe, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Investigating burglaries is a force priority and I am pleased that we have been able to charge a suspect so quickly.

“Burglary victims have their homes and their lives violated by strangers and we are determined to get justice for them.”

Inspector Hayley Crawford, district commander for Bassetlaw, added: “I would like to praise the very swift police response in this case, and also the member of the public who got in contact to report their suspicions to us.”