Search

East Harling murder: a timeline of the key events so far

PUBLISHED: 19:59 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:11 11 August 2017

East Harling murder. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

East Harling murder. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

archant 2017

■ Saturday, August 5 - between 10.08am to 10.12am, Peter Wrighton is seen on CCTV buying a few small items in Kenninghall Post Office. Afterwards, he drives in his red Skoda to woodlands in East Harling to walk his two dogs. The 4.5-mile drive usually takes about 15mins. At 10.46am, Mr Wrighton’s body is discovered. Police arrive at the scene to recover the body and do forensic analysis. The death is treated as unexplained, with an animal attack considered as one of the possible causes.

Police press conference for the East Harling murder. Left to right, chief superintendent Mike Fawcett and detective superintendent Andy Smith. Picture : ANTONY KELLY Police press conference for the East Harling murder. Left to right, chief superintendent Mike Fawcett and detective superintendent Andy Smith. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

■ Sunday, August 6 - the results of a post mortem examination confirm Mr Wrighton was murdered.

■ Monday, August 7 - police announce that they have launched a murder investigation and begin carrying out house-to-house enquiries.

■ Tuesday, August 8 - residents are urged to check CCTV and dash-cams for any footage that might be useful to police. Officers search bins and gardens for the murder weapon.

■ Wednesday, August 9 - the victim is named as Peter Wrighton, with his family paying tribute to a “lovely, gentle” man.

Peter Wrighton, who has been named as the 83-year-old man who was stabbed to death while walking his two dogs in East Harling, Norfolk. Picture Norfolk Constabualry. Peter Wrighton, who has been named as the 83-year-old man who was stabbed to death while walking his two dogs in East Harling, Norfolk. Picture Norfolk Constabualry.

■ Thursday, August 10 - CCTV footage of the last moments of Mr Wrighton’s life is released, as police release details of three people they wish to speak to in connection with the attack.

Related articles

Other news

Yesterday, 16:03

An 83-year-old dog walker was attacked from behind and murdered in a savage knife attack carried out by a man with a strong desire to kill strangers, a court was told today.

Yesterday, 17:20

More than 2,000 hours when ambulance crews could have been responding to other calls in Norfolk were lost due to delays in handing patients over at A&E last month.

Yesterday, 17:15

August 5 2017 was, as far as Peter Wrighton was concerned, going to be an ordinary day, a murder trial jury was told.

Yesterday, 15:23

Elated residents are celebrating after a six-month battle to protect their boundary lines ended in victory.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:15

August 5 2017 was, as far as Peter Wrighton was concerned, going to be an ordinary day, a murder trial jury was told.

Read more
Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Norfolk slaughterhouse has had its operations suspended after concerns were raised over the welfare of animals.

Read more
Food Standards Agency
Yesterday, 16:03

An 83-year-old dog walker was attacked from behind and murdered in a savage knife attack carried out by a man with a strong desire to kill strangers, a court was told today.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Yesterday, 15:04

A Holby City star returned to his old Norfolk school with an inspiring message to pupils of how he went to being a quiet and timid young boy to an internationally-acclaimed actor.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:21

More than 1,500 admissions to hospital in Norfolk and Suffolk over the course of a year were due to drug-related mental illness, new figures revealed.

Read more
Norfolk

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter