A 50-year-old man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Barnstaple.

Kevin Gale, also known as Kevin Maloney, has been charged with murder following the incident at the Tesco Extra car park in Station Road at about 6.15pm on Friday.

He also faces a charge of possession of a knife or bladed article.

A 39-year-old man died as a result of the attack, although formal identification has not yet taken place.

Police want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw any confrontation or exchange between the victim, who was bare chested, and the accused.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote log number 908 of August 3.