A major police incident is underway at Tesco Extra in Barnstaple tonight (Friday) after reports of a stabbing.

Police have closed roads around the Barnstaple Tesco Extra car park after reports of a stabbing. Picture: Sarah HowellsPolice have closed roads around the Barnstaple Tesco Extra car park after reports of a stabbing. Picture: Sarah Howells

Few details have emerged about the incident but a police officer on scene told the Gazette there had been one casualty.

Devon Air Ambulance landed by the Tarka Tennis Centre and has since taken off again.

An ambulance, paramedic cars and several police officers attended the incident.

The Tesco Extra car park has been cordoned off and the road behind the store is currently closed.

It is the second violent incident today, after a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a domestic incident in Braunton which left him with a cut throat and a woman with leg injuries.

Check back for more information as we have it.