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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.

Police still trying to trace key witnesses in brutal stabbing

Peter Wrighton (83) was stabbed to death in woodland in East Harling in Norfolk. Credit: Norfolk Police

More than 100 police officers and staff are now involved in trying to track down the killer who brutally stabbed Peter Wrighton in Norfolk woodland.

The 83-year-old was found dead some six miles from his home village of Banham between Attleborough and Thetford.

Out walking his two dogs, Mr Wrighton was stabbed in the head and neck.

More than two hundred people have already come forward to help in the police inquiry but officers are still trying to trace key witnesses.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

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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