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Airman found dead at Norfolk RAF base

RAF Feltwell, near Thetford. Credit: Google Street View.

A US airman has been found dead at a base in Norfolk.

A spokesman for the 48th Fighter Wing, based at RAF Lakenheath, said the serviceman was found "unconscious in their work space" at RAF Feltwell, near Thetford.

They have been named as Staff Sgt Ivone Rios, a cyber transport systems maintainer.

Emergency crews tried to revive the airman but were unable. The US Airforce said the cause of death was unknown but an investigation was being carried out.

"On behalf of the Liberty Wing, we offer our deepest condolences to Staff Sgt. Rios’ family and friends during this difficult time."

– US Airforce spokesman.


Man charged with East Harling murder

Peter Wrighton was stabbed to death as he walked his dogs Credit: .

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a grandfather who was attacked as he walked his dogs.

Peter Wrighton, 83, from Banham, was repeatedly stabbed in the neck and head. His body was found in woodland near the village of East Harling on August 5.

Alexander Palmer, of Dereham Road, Bawdeswell, was charged in the early hours of this morning.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before magistrates in Norwich later today.

Murder arrest over brutal stabbing of Norfolk pensioner

Peter Wrighton was walking his dogs in Norfolk when he was attacked. Credit: Norfolk Police.

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the brutal stabbing of a pensioner in Norfolk.

Police say the suspect is from the local area and is being held in custody.

Peter Wrighton, who was 83 and from Banham, was found dead in woodland near East Harling last Saturday, August 5.

The dog walker was repeatedly stabbed in the head and neck.

Detectives say they will re-close The Street, close to where Mr Wrighton was found, later today for "operational reasons".

Forensic police at the scene near East Harling in Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
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