A MAN has appeared in court after an alleged incident at Boscombe's Sovereign Centre last week.

Officers from the area's neighbourhood policing team say they attempted to stop the occupants of a grey Range Rover which had just parked at the centre's car park at 6.40pm on Friday, August 30.

The officers parked their unmarked vehicle directly behind the Range Rover and approached it on foot. The car then moved forward and hit a wall before reversing back and colliding with the police vehicle, it is alleged.

Police claim the car was then driven off, causing one of the officers to jump out of the way.

Another officer then arrived in a marked police car and the Range Rover was stopped in the car park, it is claimed. No one was injured.

Mark Alwyn Sanders, 50 and of Elmes Road, Moordown, appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court this week charged with dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen, driving without insurance and criminal damage.

He has not yet entered pleas to the charges against him and was released on bail ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing at the crown court next month.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact police on 101 quoting occurrence number 55190136758.