Murder of woodland dog walker

Alexander Palmer, 24, is charged with the murder of 83-year-old grandfather Peter Wrighton, of Banham in Norfolk.

Mr Wrighton was found stabbed to death in woodland in East Harling near Thetford on 5 August 2017.

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Man remanded in court over murder of dog walker

Alexander Palmer

A man charged with murdering an elderly dog walker has been remanded in custody ahead of a trial next year.

23 year old Alexander Palmer from Cringleford appeared at Norwich Crown Court by video-link from Norwich Prison. He appeared sitting beside a prison officer, wearing a yellow and green tracksuit.

Peter Wrighton was repeatedly stabbed in the neck and head. Credit: Family picture

Peter Wrighton, who was 83 and from Banham, was repeatedly stabbed in the neck and head.

Palmer, who spoke only to confirm his details was remanded in custody ahead of a provisional trial in February 2018.

The defendant appeared in court via video link

More than a dozen members of the public attended the hearing, which was moved to a larger courtroom to accommodate them.

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