TWO men charged after an alleged knifing at a Poole supermarket have been named.

Connor Beckett, 22 and of Bowden Road in Poole, and Jack Torpey, 21 and of no fixed abode, appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court last week after an incident at Sainsbury's in Pitwines Close.

A man in his 50s, now named as Nicholas Davcock-Brown, was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the alleged stabbing on the afternoon of Monday, February 10.

He is now in a serious but stable condition, police say.

Beckett and Torpey have been charged with committing grievous bodily harm with intent, having a knife in a public place, and the assault occasioning actual bodily harm of a second complainant during the same incident.

The defendants are also charged with stealing four bottles of Jack Daniel's from Sainsbury's on the same day, and taking a wallet from Mr Davcock-Brown.

Neither has entered a plea to the charges against them.

They were remanded into custody ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court next month.

A 20-year-old woman from Poole was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in relation to the same incident. She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.