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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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.

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