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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

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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.

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