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

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

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

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, No

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

MORE: Tributes pour in for East Harling murder victim Peter WrightonMORE: How you can help catch Peter Wrighton's killerIn 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 Wire

Peter Wrighton. Photo: Norfolk Police/PA Wire - Credit: PA

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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