A man charged with stalking two women has appeared in court in Brighton.
Malcolm Howell, 53, who gave his name as John Fynn Dory, and is also known as “Fish”, was remanded in custody until next week.
Howell faces charges of stalking Jemma Turner and damaging the front door of her home in Stanstead Crescent, Woodingdean.
He was refused bail having previously jumped the dock to escape from court.
Sussex Police said: “Malcolm Howell, also known as John Dory, of no fixed address, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Friday (16 August), charged with two offences of stalking, causing alarm and distress to two women.
“He is also charged with three offences of criminal damage – one to a car windscreen, one to the window of a house and one to the front door of a house.
“All offences are alleged to have been committed in Brighton and Hove.
“He was remanded in custody to appear via video link before Hastings magistrates on Tuesday 27 August.
“No plea was taken.
“Officers had been searching for Howell and he was arrested on Wednesday evening (14 August) in Brighton.”