Devon

Man denies murder of Devon scrap dealer

The scene at Newton Poppleford
Image caption The body of Geoffrey Pearce, 47, was found on 9 January

A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a scrap dealer found dead in a burnt out caravan.

Geoffrey Pearce's body was found in a scrap yard near the village of Newton Poppleford in Devon on 9 January.

Appearing via video link from prison, Lewis Finch, 31, from Brixham, denied murdering the 47-year-old at a hearing at Exeter Crown Court.

Judge Peter Johnson remanded Mr Finch in custody and adjourned the case for a trial on 6 July.

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