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East Harling murder: Public urged to check bins as search for weapon continues

The man was walking in woodland near East Harling when he was attacked. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police investigating the 'brutal' stabbing of an elderly man in Norfolk woodland have asked local residents to check their bins as they continue to search for the murder weapon.

The 83-year-old man was walking his two dogs just south of East Harling on Saturday morning when he was attacked.

He died from multiple stab wounds to his head and neck.

Officers say they're not yet in a position to name the victim, but they do know that he drove to the area in a Red Škoda Fabia car which has now been recovered for evidence.

There's currently a considerable police presence in the area. Credit: ITV News Anglia

What we know so far:

  • The victim was a white man of slim build
  • He had grey hair and glasses
  • He was approximately 5'7" tall
  • He was 83 years of age
  • He was wearing blue/grey trousers, a black t-shirt and brown walking boots at the time
  • He was with his two dogs - a nine-year-old Scarteen Harrier and a 13-year-old Trailhound cross (they are both now safe and well)

Police have warned people living nearby that their bins won't be collected over the next few days and they've also appealed for anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage to get in touch.

A cordon will remain in place around the murder scene for the time being.

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