Exeter pensioner murders: Alexander Lewis-Ranwell to stand trial in November

A man has been told he will stand trial for the murders of three pensioners.

Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, 28, from Croyde in north Devon, faces a total of five charges relating to five men.

He is accused of murdering Anthony Payne, 80, and twins Dick and Roger Carter, 84, over two days in February.

All three were found dead in their homes in Exeter.

Lewis-Ranwell is also accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to John Ellis in Barnstaple on 9 February; and to Stasys Belevicius in Exeter on 11 February.

He was not required to attend the hearing at Exeter Crown Court.

The trial is scheduled to begin in mid-November and is expected to last around three weeks.