Bideford man appears in court charged with murder in Bideford on December 30.

An 74-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder.

Edgar Fairhurt, of Riverside Close, was charged with the murder of Marjorie Elphick, 83, on December 30.

He appeared at Exeter Magistrates Court on Friday.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Exeter Crown Court on January 21.

A police spokesperson said: "We would like to reassure the community that this is an isolated incident and we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the case."