One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has appeared in court after being extradited from Switzerland.

Alleged fraudster Mark Acklom, 45, is said to have fleeced a woman out of £850,000 in 2012.

Acklom was escorted to Bristol Airport from Geneva by specially trained officers on Friday, Avon and Somerset Police said.

The force said he appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, and will now face Bristol Crown Court on March 25.

Police said Acklom was named as one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives as part of Operation Captura, a multi-agency initiative involving the National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers to track down British fugitives abroad.

He is accused of 12 offences of converting or removing criminal property and eight of fraud by false representation.