A man from the Dereham area has been charged in connection with the murder of Peter Wrighton last weekend.

23-year-old Alexander Palmer, of Dereham Road, Bawdeswell, was today (Monday 14 August 2017) charged with murder following an investigation by the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team.

The charge comes after 83 year old Peter, from Banham, received fatal stab wounds in woodland near East Harling last Saturday morning (5 August 2017)

Palmer has been remanded in custody and will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court for his first hearing at 10am this morning (Monday 14 August 2017).