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Elderly man found stabbed to death in woodland

Police are hunting the killer of an 83-year-old man found stabbed to death in woodland at East Harling near Thetford in Norfolk.

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Police release video of murdered pensioner hours before he was killed

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Raveena Ghattaura

Police hunting the killer of an 83-year-old man in Norfolk have released CCTV imagery of the victim filmed just hours before he was killed.

Peter Wrighton from Banham was found stabbed to death in woodland at East Harling near Thetford. He had been out walking his two dogs.

The video was taken as Mr Wrighton visited a local shop

Detectives are now appealing for three "vital" witnesses to come forward to help find his killer.

  • White man, aged over 50, of a slim build with pale skin with grey or white hair which is balding on top. It is believed he was wearing heavy rimmed glasses and light coloured trousers. He was seen in The Street changing into a white t-shirt.
  • White man with a tanned complexion, aged 25-30 years, between 5’9’’ and 5’11’’ tall. He is of an athletic build with short dark wavy hair and dark eyes. 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 was seen within the boundary marked on the map in red.
  • White man, aged 30 to 50 years old, of a medium build wearing dark coloured clothing. He was seen walking without a dog in the northern area of the heath.
Norfolk Police have released a map of the route Peter Wrighton took on the day he was killed. Credit: Norfolk Police / Ordnance Survey

"On behalf of Peter’s family, we continue to ask for information.

"We want to hear from you if you are someone who knows this area or frequents it, perhaps to walk or run.

"We want to hear from you if you have seen Peter walk his dogs in that area or nearby in recent weeks or months, but especially on Saturday 5 August."

– Det Supt Andy Smith, Norfolk Police

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