David Gratton appeared at North Devon Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday)

A Barnstaple man has denied a charge of causing the death of a pensioner by careless driving.

David Richard Gratton, 44, of Gable End, Shirwell, appeared at North Devon Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday) .

He is charged with causing the death of Mr Christopher Kilby on September 15 last year, by driving his Ford Transit van on the junction of Barnstaple High Street and Butchers Row without due care and attention.

Mr Gratton entered a not guilty plea, and will next appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December 12.