EAST HARLING MURDER: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

East Harling murder

DS Andy Smith, from Norfolk Police, said they have not been declared suspects and are people officers have not been able to trace, yet might have vital information.

Grandfather Peter Wrighton, 83, was attacked while out walking his dogs last week, suffering multiple stab wounds to his neck and head.

While no weapon has been recovered, and police have so far been unable to establish a possible motive for the killing, a witness has come forward claiming two elderly men were arguing in woods close to where Mr Wrighton's body was found.

Mr Wrigthton, a retired BT engineer, was found by a passer-by among thick nettles and undergrowth who noticed his dogs standing guard over him.

The 83-year-old was seen driving his red Skoda Fabia auto to The Street, close to the woodland where he walked his dogs Dylan and Gemma.

Elizabeth Truss said: "I am deeply shocked and saddened by reports of the death of local man in woodland near East Harling".

Yesterday CCTV footage of the victim was revealed showing him purchasing items in a Post Office half an hour before his body was found.

His family said that he had a "kind nature" and was a "lovely, gentle..."

The first is described as a slim white male over 50, with pale skin and grey or white hair and balding on top. It is believed he was wearing a grey or blue t-shirt and grey floppy gym-style shorts above the knee and heavy duty flip flops.

He added: 'Inquiries are continuing regarding the incident and detectives ask that anyone with information should contact Norfolk Police immediately'.

"To do this we need to piece together Peter's final movements so that we can understand what happened to him and why".

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