Detectives investigating the murder of an elderly man near East Harling have this morning (Saturday 12 August) arrested a man from the local area.


83 year old Peter Wrighton, from Banham, was found dead in woodland near East Harling last Saturday morning (5 August 2017).

A Home Office post mortem examination concluded Peter died as a result of  multiple stab wounds to his neck and head.


The man, aged in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in police custody.

Enquiries are continuing regarding the incident and detectives ask that anyone with information 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.