A thirty-year-old man has appeared in court today after a police officer was hurt in Bromyard yesterday morning.

Mesut Olgun, from Avonmouth, near Bristol, was remanded in custody after the short hearing at Kidderminster Magistrates Court.

Olgun was arrested following the incident in Bromyard's High Street at 3am yesterday when a police officer sustained a knife wound to his hand and a police dog received an injury to its ear.

Both are now recovering at home.

Olgun was today charged with three counts of criminal damage to property valued under £5000, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, affray, assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Olgun was remanded in custody and is due to appear before a crown court on July 9.

Police officers investigating the incident have thanked members of the public who came to their assistance.