A TAUNTON man is due in court on sexual assault charges. 

Edward Bryson, 53, of East Reach, appeared at Taunton Magistrates' Court on Friday, December 22, charged with sexual assault by touching as well as a charge of assault by beating. 

He was arrested following an incident that took place on St James' Street, Taunton, on Tuesday, December 19. 

He has been remanded in custody until his next appearance at Taunton Crown Court on January 19.