First picture of dog walker, 83, hacked to death in remote woodlands as heartbroken family pay tribute to ‘immensely kind’ grandfather
THE dog walkerstabbed to death while in remote woodlands has been paid tribute as being an "immensely kind” father and grandfather.Peter Wrighton, 83, was remembered for his "love of walking his dogs and chatting with people to pass the time of day” after he was murdered on Saturday.
Peter had worked for British Telecom for 35 years and retired to the Norfolk area 30 years ago where he enjoyed living a simple life with his family and dogs.His wife of 59 years said: "Peter was immensely kind and never had a bad word to say about anybody and people always seemed to take a liking to him."We are extremely thankful for all the people who have come forward to speak with the police and hope we will soon be able to understand why this has happened."When we think of Peter we remember him with with fond and happy memories that will stay with us always.”Police are still searching the woodlands in East Harling, Norfolk, for more clues after the attack that claimed the 83-year-old’s life.The father of two was attacked in woodland and suffered "multiple wounds” including to his head and neck.
He was found by another dog walker with his two small dogs unharmed nearby about 10.45amnear East Harling, Norfolk.Police say the motive remains unclear and are investigating the possibility the "brutal” attack was random.They warned the public that the killer could still be in the woods.No weapon has been found and no arrests have been made.