A pensioner has been stabbed to death in a “brutal” attack while walking his dogs in Norfolk.
Police are hunting the 83-year-old man’s killer after the attack in the East Harling area.
The pensioner, described as a family man, was repeatedly stabbed in the neck and head.
His body was found in woodland near the Fiveways Junction on Saturday by a member of the public, who called police at 10.45am. The victim’s two dogs were found next to the body.
Norfolk’s County Policing Commander, Chief Superintendent Mike Fawcett, said: “I fully understand that residents will be shocked and concerned that a murder with this level of brutality can happen to an elderly man going about his daily business in our county.
“The motive remains unclear and we are appealing for people who have noticed any unusual activity in the area recently.”
Uniformed officers and a mobile police station have been set up at the scene and local police patrols have been increased.