Search

Man charged with murder of Banham grandfather Peter Wrighton

PUBLISHED: 10:41 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:19 14 August 2017

Peter Wrighton, 83, of Banham, who was murdered in East Harling. Picture Norfolk Constabulary

Peter Wrighton, 83, of Banham, who was murdered in East Harling. Picture Norfolk Constabulary

Archant

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 The Moor, Banham, Norfolk, 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 early this morning according to Norfolk Police.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court later today.

Related articles

Other news

Yesterday, 23:41

Firefighters tackled a house fire in Dereham.

Yesterday, 14:56

A police chase which saw up to 12 officers in pursuit for 20 miles across mid-Norfolk has led to the opening of an investigation.

Yesterday, 13:49

A woman who found the body of murdered dog walker Peter Wrighton cried in court as she described the moment she realised he was dead.

Yesterday, 12:43

A week of “bitterly cold” weather has been forecast for East Anglia.

Most Read

Yesterday, 23:41

Firefighters tackled a house fire in Dereham.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:56

A police chase which saw up to 12 officers in pursuit for 20 miles across mid-Norfolk has led to the opening of an investigation.

Read more
Norfolk police
Yesterday, 13:49

A woman who found the body of murdered dog walker Peter Wrighton cried in court as she described the moment she realised he was dead.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:43

A week of “bitterly cold” weather has been forecast for East Anglia.

Read more
United Kingdom
Yesterday, 10:19

Eight members of a north Norfolk-based amateur radio group have been teaching girl guides how to contact colleagues around the world as part of Thinking on The Air Day.

Read more
Germany

Most Commented

Yesterday, 23:41

Firefighters tackled a house fire in Dereham.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:56

A police chase which saw up to 12 officers in pursuit for 20 miles across mid-Norfolk has led to the opening of an investigation.

Read more
Norfolk police
Yesterday, 13:49

A woman who found the body of murdered dog walker Peter Wrighton cried in court as she described the moment she realised he was dead.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:43

A week of “bitterly cold” weather has been forecast for East Anglia.

Read more
United Kingdom
Yesterday, 10:19

Eight members of a north Norfolk-based amateur radio group have been teaching girl guides how to contact colleagues around the world as part of Thinking on The Air Day.

Read more
Germany

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: -0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter