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Man pleads guilty to Dereham murder

The scene in Boyd Avenue, Dereham Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 49-year-old has pleaded guilty to murdering Brian Heed in Dereham in February 2017.

Richard Alan Beane of Brunswick Close, entered his plea at Norwich Crown Court and has been remanded in custody. He will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Friday 12th May.

The plea came after an investigation by the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team into the murder of Brian Heed which happened in Boyd Avenue on Sunday 5th February 2017.

A Home Office post mortem examination found that Brian Heed was attacked with a knife.

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Brian Heed Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Beane exploited the kind nature of Brian and when he challenged his behaviour he was subjected to a furious violent attack which resulted in Mr Heed's death. I hope this outcome provides the public with reassurance that we will use all resources available to us to bring offenders to justice.”

– Detective Chief Inspector, Marie James