A MAN who allegedly absconded from Taunton Crown Court and was hunted by police has appeared in court. 

Oliver Milsom, 23, of The Croft, Williton, appeared at Taunton Magistrates' Court on Saturday, January 27 charged with escaping from lawful custody. 

It is alleged Milsom jumped the dock in Court 1 at Taunton Crown Court on Friday, January 26 and escaped from the building. 

He was later arrested after police were seen hunting someone 'wearing only boxers and a cone on his head, carrying a road sign.'

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An application was made for the defendant to be handcuffed in the dock at the next hearing. 

Milsom was remanded in custody until his next hearing at Taunton Crown Court on March 2.