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Man charged with murder of dog-walker Peter Wrighton at East Harling has his case put off for a month

PUBLISHED: 11:04 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:06 17 November 2017

Alexander Palmer, 23, who has been charged with the murder of Peter Wrighton. Picture Facebook.

Alexander Palmer, 23, who has been charged with the murder of Peter Wrighton. Picture Facebook.

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The case of a former soldier from Cringleford accused of the murder of an 83-year old dog walker has been adjourned at Norwich Crown Court.

Peter Wrighton. Picture Norfolk ConstabularyPeter Wrighton. Picture Norfolk Constabulary

The body of dog walker Peter Wrighton, a married father and grandfather from Banham, was discovered in woodland near East Harling on Saturday, August 5.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from multiple stab wounds to the neck and head.

Alexander Palmer, 23, of Freesia Way, Cringleford, who served with the British Army between 2010 and 2015, has been charged with his murder and there was a short hearing at the crown court, although the defendant did not attend.

His case has been adjourned again until December 19.

Mr Wrighton, a former BT worker, was described as a “lovely, gentle husband, dad and grandfather” who loved walking his dogs. Gemma and Dylan.

A statement released by police on behalf of Mr Wrighton’s family following his death, paid tribute to his kind nature.

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