Police investigate murder of 83-year-old pensioner

Henrietta Brewer
August 11, 2017

They describe the victim as a family man who'd been out walking his two dogs.

The man's body was found in woodland near the Fiveways Junction - close to the village of East Harling - on Saturday at around 10.45am.

He said the initial call was made to Norfolk Police at 10.45am.

"I would suggest that this area is a well known drugs exchange area".

The man, who lived locally, was believed to have gone out for a walk with his dogs at about 9am.

"It's ever so quiet".

"Once there was a chap in there, he was about 22 or 23 and he was just staring at me, what he was in there for I don't know but we do see a lot of people in there".

He added: "It's a worry, especially out this way".

Forensic teams and police dog units continued to investigate the crime scene where several vehicles and two police pods were stationed.

The area which borders a field full of pigs was still cordoned off by police today as officers stood guard.

A seal remains in place at the woodlands whilst specialist searches and officers continue with their enquiries.

Chief Superintendent Mike Fawcett said he understands the shock of residents "that a murder with this level of brutality can happen to an elderly man going about his daily business in our county".

Ch Supt Fawcett added: "The motive remains unclear and we are appealing for people who have noticed any unusual activity in the area recently".

"We have also set up mobile police station at the scene should you have further information which could assist us".

A pensioner has been found stabbed to death in woods where he was walking his two pets. However, they have increased patrols in the area in an effort to reassure the public. "We've had this attack which is out of the ordinary in that area which has been flooded with police officers".

Anxious 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.

"We are at the very early stages of a detailed and thorough investigation".

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