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East Harling murder: Family of victim pay tribute to 'mild-mannered, gentle old boy'

Peter Wrighton was killed while out walking his two dogs. Credit: Norfolk Police

The family of an elderly dog walker who was stabbed to death in Norfolk woodland have described him as ‘mild-mannered and gentle’.

83-year-old Peter Wrighton from Banham was found dead near East Harling two weeks ago today.

He'd been repeatedly stabbed in the head and neck.

Alexander Palmer, 23, of Cringleford has since been charged with his murder and is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court on 12 September.

The murder happened two weeks ago. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mr Wrighton's family also thanked Norfolk Police for their efforts, as well as members of the public who have sent cards and flowers.

My dad was the sweetest, most mild-mannered, gentle old boy you could wish to meet.

To have him taken from us in such a way is, at the moment, too much for us to comprehend.

– Peter Wrighton's son

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