A MAN has appeared in court in relation to alleged serious assaults in Bournemouth.

Mark Robert Williams, of Cecil Road, Bournemouth, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of false imprisonment, committing grievous bodily harm with intent, rape and sexual assault by penetration.

The allegations relate to incidents in Maxwell Road and Vale Road, Bournemouth, on Thursday, February 18.

Williams, 37, appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Monday, February 22, for a short hearing.

He did not enter a plea to the charges and was remanded into custody.

His next hearing is scheduled to be at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday, March 25.

Dorset Police reported that three people were injured in the alleged attacks.