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A former army commando has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 28 years for the “callous and planned” murder of dog walker Peter Wrighton.

This is the selfie Alexander Palmer took shortly after killing dog walker Peter Wrighton in woodland near East Harling.

Mental health staff treating an ex-Royal Marine who killed a dog walker warned police about him.

The devastated family of murdered dog walker has told how they and his killer have been “failed” by mental health professionals.

Alexander Palmer remained at large for a week after savagely stabbing Peter Wrighton to death in a frenzied and brutal attack which almost severed the married father and grandfather’s head from his body.

A former soldier from Cringleford was found guilty on Wednesday of killing a dog walker in a frenzied knife attack in woodlands near East Harling last summer.

The jury trying the case of a former soldier accused of murdering an 83-year-old dog walker in Norfolk woodland, have been sent out to consider its verdict.

A jury will tomorrow be sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a ex-soldier accused of killing an 83-year-old dog walker.

A former soldier accused of murdering an 83-year-old dog walker had been discharged from the army on medical grounds.

Murdered dog walker Peter Wrighton suffered up to 45 knife wounds during a “rapid attack” in a Norfolk woodland, a court today heard.

Injuries caused to a murdered dog walker were so “strange” that a police officer thought they were inflicted by the victim’s own pet, a court heard.

A woman who found the body of murdered dog walker Peter Wrighton cried in court as she described the moment she realised he was dead.

A jury has been sworn in to try a former soldier accused of murdering a dog walker in Norfolk woodland.

The trial of a former soldier accused of murdering a dog walker in Norfolk woodlands is due to start today - about 120 miles away in Nottingham.

A new buddy scheme to support dog walkers in a wood where a man was brutally murdered has been given the go-ahead - and looks set to leave a lasting legacy.

A dog walking scheme will be organised at a meeting today to help reassure and to bring together a community following the murder of Peter Wrighton.

The son of murdered 83-year-old dog walker Peter Wrighton has described his father as a “mild-mannered and gentle” man.

A former soldier from Cringleford accused of the murder of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton could stand trial in February next year.

A man charged with the murder of 83-year-old dog walker Peter Wrighton, had received an A-grade pass to become a paratrooper and served with the British Army for five years, it has emerged.

A man has appeared in court having been charged in connection with the murder of 83-year-old dog-walker Peter Wrighton.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a grandfather who was attacked as he walked his dogs.

Police have been granted extra time to quiz the man arrested on suspicion of murdering 83-year-old dog walker Peter Wrighton, as forensic teams continue to search a number of locations around Norfolk.

Police investigating the murder of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton have been searching homes in Cringleford and Bawdeswell as part of their probe.

Police have been carrying out anniversary checks a week after 83-year-old Peter Wrighton was stabbed to death in woodland near to East Harling.

The arrest of a man in his 20s in connection with the murder of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton has been welcomed by people living near the scene of the crime.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering 83-year-old Peter Wrighton.

It is a week on from the gruesome discovery of the body of 83-year-old dog walker Peter Wrighton in woodland near to East Harling.

Detectives hunting the killer of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton who was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack a week ago have so far received more than 200 calls from the public but want to hear from even more people.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner said he was satisfied the investigation into the “horrendous” murder of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton was being conducted in a professional and intensive way.

Murder detectives investigating the death of 83-year-old grandfather Peter Wrighton at East Harling have issued descriptions of three men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police have issued an appeal poster as officers continue to hunt for the killer of Peter Wrighton who was found in woodland near East Harling.

Animal attack injuries have been ruled out as a potential cause of East Harling murder victim Peter Wrighton’s death, police have said.

Police have released CCTV footage of Peter Wrighton in a village shop half an hour before he was found dead in East Harling, in a bid to track down his killer.

The horrific murder of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton has raised a number of questions.

Heartfelt tributes have continued to pour in for a man murdered while walking his dogs in Norfolk woodlands.

As a reporter, you get used to dealing with extreme situations.

They are sleepy places where people have traditionally felt safe enough to walk alone in the dark or even leave their doors and windows unlocked.

The inquest into the death of a man murdered in East Harling opened in Norwich this morning.

The devastated family of a lovely, kind and gentle husband, dad and grandfather who was brutally murdered in Norfolk said they hope to soon have answers as to why he was killed.

Dedicated phone numbers have been set up by police for anyone with information about the brutal murder of an 83-year-old man while out walking his dog in Norfolk.

The community in Banham, where East Harling muder victim Peter Wrighton lived, have spoken of their shock and sadness at hearing of his death.

Police investigating the horrific murder of an 83-year-old dog walker close to a quiet Norfolk village have so far received more than 100 calls from the public over the past three days.

An 83-year-old man who was brutally murdered in woodland near East Harling has been described as “a lovely, gentle husband, dad and grandfather.”

As the hunt for a killer who stabbed to death an 83-year-old dog walker to death in broad daylight enters its fifth day crime correspondent PETER WALSH takes a look at what we know and don’t know about the case.

The brutal murder of an 83-year-old dog walker in broad daylight happened close to where a woman was raped more than 20 years ago.

The hunt has intensified for the killer of an 83-year-old dog walker stabbed in the head and neck, with about 50 officers working on the case and residents urged to check their bins for the murder weapon.

A description of a man murdered in woodland at East Harling has been released.

A large area of woodland is still sealed off as murder squad detectives continue to investigate the brutal murder of an 83-year-old dog walker.

Worried villagers revealed they were living in fear following the brutal murder of an elderly dog walker in woodland near their homes as the killer remained on the loose.

Police revealed they were unclear about the motive behind the brutal murder of an elderly dog walker in woodland near a Norfolk village as the killer remained on the loose last night.

An 83-year-old dog walker was stabbed multiple times in the neck and head in a brutal murder in woodland near to East Harling, police have revealed.

Police are still on scene at woodland near to East Harling following the launch of a murder inquiry.

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