Son in court over Sunflower Road death.

A Barnstaple man has appeared in court charged with murdering his mother.

Charles Davison, 38, appeared before Exeter magistrates today (Tuesday), after being charged by detectives on Saturday.

The body of Valerie Davison, known locally as Jane, was discovered at her home in Sunflower Road on Monday, November 18.

The 59-year-old's death was initially treated as unexplained but detectives launched a murder investigation following enquiries. They now believe Mrs Davison was murdered between November 3 and 17.

Her son, of the same address in Sunflower Road, was remanded into custody by magistrates.

The case was adjourned until January 23 next year.