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Thetford dog show to hold minute’s silence in memory of East Harling murder victim Peter Wrighton

PUBLISHED: 08:37 13 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:26 13 August 2017

Peter Wrighton with one of his dogs. PIC: Norfolk Constabulary.

Peter Wrighton with one of his dogs. PIC: Norfolk Constabulary.

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A minute’s silence in memory to East Harling murder victim Peter Wrighton is to be held at a dog show today (Sunday, August 13).

Police conduct anniversary checks near the scene of the murder of Peter Wrighton in East Harling, Norfolk.
Picture: Nick ButcherPolice conduct anniversary checks near the scene of the murder of Peter Wrighton in East Harling, Norfolk. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Thetford nd District Canine Society, which Mr Wrighton used to be a committee member for, will start its show at Thetford Rugby Club, in Mundford Road, Thetford with the tribute.

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In a post on the society’s Facebook page, society chairman Paula Sillett said: “I’m sure you will all join us in sending our deepest sympathies to his family. RIP Peter.”

A spokesman for the society adding that members “couldn’t believe what we were hearing” when they discovered the 83-year-old from Banham - who has been described as “kind” and “gentle” by those who knew him - had been murdered.

Peter Wrighton. Photo: Norfolk Police/PA WirePeter Wrighton. Photo: Norfolk Police/PA Wire

The spokesman added: “He was a kind person who would do anything for anyone. He was a lovely, lovely man.”

The body of Mr Wrighton, from Banham, was discovered in woodland near East Harling last Saturday. He had been stabbed repeatedly in the neck and head.

Detectives arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of murder on Saturday morning, who remains in police custody.

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But it has also emerged that police and specialist forensic teams have been carrying out searches at various addresses, including a property in Cringleford, as part of the East Harling murder probe.

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