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How you can help catch Peter Wrighton’s killer

PUBLISHED: 09:07 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:55 11 August 2017

The police poster appealing for information in the East Harling murder of Peter Wrighton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The police poster appealing for information in the East Harling murder of Peter Wrighton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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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.

The police poster appealing for information in the East Harling murder of Peter Wrighton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe police poster appealing for information in the East Harling murder of Peter Wrighton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It includes a photo of Mr Wrighton and one of the dogs he was walking, when he was murdered on Saturday, August 5, and a description of what the retired BT worker was wearing.

The poster also asks resident near the murder scene to check their bins for sharp objects and bloodstained clothing.

You can download a copy of the poster to put up in your home or business here

It comes after police issued CCTV footage of Mr Wrighton purchasing some items from Kenninghall Post Office little more than 30 minutes before his body was found.

Officers also gave descriptions of three people they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The details of the three people, who were not necessarily seen together, came from witnesses in the area at the time.

DS Andy Smith, from Norfolk Police, said they have not been declared suspects and are people officers have not been able to trace, yet might have vital information.

MORE: Animal attack ruled out in East Harling murder case

The men are described as:

■ White man, aged over 50, of a slim build with pale skin with grey or white hair which is balding on top. It is believed he was wearing heavy rimmed glasses and light coloured trousers. He was seen in The Street changing into a white t-shirt.

■ White man with a tanned complexion, aged 25 to 30 years old, between 5ft 9in and 5ft 11in tall. He is of athletic build with short dark wavy hair and dark eyes. It is believed he was wearing a grey or blue t-shirt and grey floppy gym-style shorts above the knee and heavy duty flip flops.

■ White man, aged 30 to 50 years old, of a medium build wearing dark coloured clothing. He was seen walking without a dog in the northern area of the heath.

MORE: East Harling murder: police aim to trace Peter Wrighton’s final movements

More than 100 officers are now working on DS Smith described as a “large scale, complex, detailed investigation”, which has included forensic analysis of the scene, house-to-house enquiries and extensive searches of the area.

• Anyone with information should phone the dedicated numbers set up to deal with calls about the incident, which are 0800 056 0944 or 0207 158 0010, quoting Operation Graduate.

• Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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