A man has pleaded guilty to 14 charges after going on a rampage in a two and a half ton military truck.

41-year-old Geoff Marshall, of Station Road in Norton Fitzwarren, has admitted damaging seven vehicles, including four police vehicles, assault by beating, dangerous driving, and other incidents of criminal damage.

The hearing took place in Taunton Deane Magistrates Court where the lawyer for the prosecution said Marshall had been arguing with his wife and thrown her iPhone into a stream.

Police arrived and attempted to reason with Marshall, before he fled in an American RIO M35 military truck which was used to smash through a blockade of police cars.

Presiding over the case was justice Trevor Morgan who described Marshall's rampage as a "reign of terror." The judge remanded Marshall into custody until his sentencing date at Crown Court, which he set for October 13.

The incident on Sunday prompted a major police response, as officers raced after the fleeing truck which smashed into cars as it fled.

Marshall came to a halt on an M5 overbridge, where he clambered over the railings. Police talked him down before making their arrest.