Dog walker Peter Wrighton 'seen arguing before death'

12 August, 2017, 16:10 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • The family of an 83-year-old man who was stabbed to death while walking his two dogs have described him as

Police are still searching the woodlands in East Harling, Norfolk, for more clues after the attack that claimed the 83-year-old's life.

Mr Wrighton, from Banham, was found dead last Saturday morning in the woods near East Harling, prompting a huge police investigation.

No weapon has been found and no arrests have been made.

Detective Superintendent Andy Smith, who is overseeing the investigation, said: "This, as you will appreciate is a large-scale, complex and detailed investigation which involves a number of strands".

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said the arrested man is now being held in police custody.

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

On Friday, police released CCTV footage of the last known sighting of Wrighton before he was killed.

Detectives investigating the murder of Peter Wrighton have said they will be "exploring all avenues" in their enquiries.

His vehicle, a red Skoda Fabia, was parked close to The Street, the road close to the heathland where he was walking his dogs Dylan and Gemma.

He wore a grey or blue t-shirt, grey floppy gym-style shorts above the knee and heavy duty flip flops, and was seen within the boundary of the woodland site which police are searching. He is described as being of athletic build with short dark wavy hair and dark eyes.

"White man, aged 30 to 50 years old, of a medium build wearing dark coloured clothing". He then drove his red Skoda 4.5 miles to The Street, close to the area where he walked his dogs.

"We remain concerned that we have not yet been able to trace the person or people responsible for Peter's death", he added.

Anyone with information about the murder or any suspicious activity should contact Norfolk Police immediately on 0800 056 0944 or 0207 158 0010, quoting Operation Graduate, visit the mobile police station or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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