A TAUNTON man has admitted a string of offences including violence against on-duty police officers.

Jamie John Rice, 30, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to 14 offences committed in under two months when he appeared at Taunton Magistrates' Court.

Rice will be sentenced at a later date and was remanded in custody at Exeter Prison until his next court appearance on Wednesday, April 15.

He admitted two counts of assaulting a police officer in the exercise of their functions; damaging an interview room in a police station; four counts of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, two of which were racially aggravated; three counts of criminal damage; three counts of theft; and possession of a Class C drug.

He denied five further charges which were either dismissed or discontinued.

The offences took place in Taunton, Bishop's Hull and Bridgwater this year between January 11 and March 1.