A man accused of the murder of a man who was stabbed in a Tesco Express car park has been remanded in custody.

Floral tributes to Lee Turner at the scene of the stabbing in Tesco. Picture: Sarah HowellsFloral tributes to Lee Turner at the scene of the stabbing in Tesco. Picture: Sarah Howells

Kevin Gale, aged 50, of Barnstaple, will face trial accused of the murder of 39-year-old Lee Richard Turner at the store in Station Road, Barnstaple, last Friday.

Mr Turner allegedly suffered multiple stab wounds in an incident at 6.20pm on August 3 and died at the North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, on the same night.

Gale, also known as Maloney, is accused of murder and possession of a knife in a public place.

He was not present at a short procedural hearing before Judge Peter Johnson at Exeter Crown Court this morning (Tuesday) at which he was remanded in custody without any application for bail being made.

Floral tributes to Lee Turner at the scene of the stabbing in Tesco. Picture: Sarah HowellsFloral tributes to Lee Turner at the scene of the stabbing in Tesco. Picture: Sarah Howells

He will be expected to enter a plea at the next hearing on September 17, and a provisional trial date has been set for January 7 next year.