East Harling murder: police aim to trace Peter Wrighton's final movements

East Harling murder: police aim to trace Peter Wrighton's final movements

East Harling murder: police aim to trace Peter Wrighton's final movements

Senior coroner Jacqueline Lake told Norfolk Coroners' Court that Mr Wrighton had left his home in Banham, Norfolk, earlier in the morning to walk his dogs.

Detective Superintendent Andy Smith said: "We have already heard from more than 220 people but we will be exploring all avenues in our enquiries and we are still keen to hear from more".

His auto, 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.

Detectives revealed they had managed to piece together some of the last moments of the 83-year-old former British Telecom worker's life, with security camera footage showing him at Kenninghall Post Office between 10.08am and 10.12am on Saturday, August 5 - the day of his death.

'We are extremely thankful for all the people who have come forward to speak with the police and hope we will soon be able to understand why this has happened. He was seen walking without a dog in the northern area of the heath.

Speaking at a press conference at Norfolk Police's headquarters on Thursday, DS Smith appealed to people who may have been in the Harling Woods area. Police described his murder as a "brutal knife attack".

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Police believe a member of the public may hold the key to finding the killer and are appealing for information.

Police on Saturday announced a young man from the local area has been detained in connection with the case.

Police are following several lines of inquiry, including the theory the pensioner was killed by someone known to him, possibly even a fellow dog walker.

Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Anyone with any information should call The Operation Graduate helplines on 0800 056 0944 or 0207 158 0010.

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