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East Harling stabbing: Peter Wrighton murder accused in court

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Image caption Alexander Palmer has been remanded in custody

A man charged with the murder of a grandfather who was attacked as he walked his dogs has appeared in court.

Alexander Palmer, 23, is accused of repeatedly stabbing 83-year-old Peter Wrighton in the neck and head.

Mr Wrighton, from Banham, Norfolk, was found in woodland near the village of East Harling on 5 August.

Mr Palmer, of Dereham Road, Bawdeswell, was remanded by Norwich magistrates to appear before the city's crown court on Tuesday.

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Image caption Peter Wrighton had taken his dogs for a walk before his body was found in woodland near East Harling in Norfolk

Mr Wrighton's body was found near the Fiveways Junction, three miles south of East Harling.

The retired BT engineer, from Banham, had been walking his dogs Gemma and Dylan when he was attacked.

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Image caption The retired BT engineer's body was discovered on the edge of the heath

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