Man arrested in East Harling murder investigation

Aerial view of murder scene near East Harling. PIC Supplied by Norfolk police

Police release CCTV footage of an 83-year-old dog walker stabbed to death in an attempt to get witnesses to come forward.

Peter Wrighton, 83, was filmed visiting a Post Office on Saturday shortly before he was stabbed to death in remote woodlands in East Harling, Norfolk.

Mr Wrighton's body was found near to Fiveways Junction at about 10:45 BST.

Detective Superintendent Andy Smith, who is overseeing the investigation, said: "This, as you will appreciate is a large-scale, complex and detailed investigation which involves a number of strands".

He said that one man, who had been seen changing into a T-shirt near by, had...

Mr Wrighton, who was a married father-of-two and grandfather, had before volunteered at Bressingham Steam Museum as a guard on the trains and at Snetterton Dogs Trust.

"White man with a tanned complexion, aged 25-30 years, between 5'9" and 5'11" tall.

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The victim's two dogs stayed by his body until it was found by a passer-by among thick nettles and undergrowth.

Police on Saturday announced a young man from the local area has been detained in connection with the case. It is believed he was wearing a blue t-shirt and grey floppy, gym-style shorts above the knee, and heavyduty flip-flops. He is of athletic build with short dark wavy hair and dark eyes.

"White man, aged 30 to 50 years old, of a medium build wearing dark coloured clothing".

The force has said anyone with information should contact them immediately.

Police are following several lines of inquiry, including the theory the pensioner was killed by someone known to him, possibly even a fellow dog walker.

Anyone with any information should call The Operation Graduate helplines on 0800 056 0944 or 0207 158 0010.

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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