A MAN has been charged in connection with an alleged assault in Blandford.

Officers were called to Damory Court Street at 9.12pm on May 7 following reports a 31-year-old man had been attacked with a claw hammer before being driven at by a man in a Mercedes.

The victim sustained injuries to his face and stomach and was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 30-year-old Blandford man has been charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, criminal damage and dangerous driving.

He is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on January 7, 2019.

Two other local men, aged 29 and 42, who were arrested in connection with the incident, have now been released from under investigation and will face no further police action.