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'MI6 conman' Mark Acklom appears in court

Mark Acklom Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Mark Acklom was extradited to the UK on Friday

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives, who was extradited to the UK from Switzerland after years on the run, has appeared in court.

Mark Acklom allegedly posed as an MI6 agent to con a Gloucestershire woman out of her £850,000 life savings.

The 45-year-old, of no fixed abode, faces 20 fraud offences, including eight of fraud by false representation.

Mr Acklom was remanded in custody and will next appear before Bristol Crown Court on 25 March.

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