A MAN has appeared in court charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a police officer in Bournemouth on Monday evening.

Michael Alphanso Edward, 42, of Surrey Road, Bournemouth, appeared before the town's Magistrates' Court this morning.

Officers were called to Surrey Road, Westbourne, at 7.40pm on Monday after the incident, which happened when 35-year-old officer Craig Bartlett was making an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01202 222222, quoting incident number 21:411, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.