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
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).
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.
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.