Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Man, 83, found dead with multiple stab wounds after walking his dogs

Man, 83, found dead with multiple stab wounds after walking his dogs

Police in the United Kingdom are now in the middle of a manhunt after a 83-year-old man was brutally stabbed to death as he walked his two dogs in a woodland.

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

The married father-of-two, who has not yet been named, was found dead by another walker at 10.45am on Saturday in the woods bordering heathland near East Harling, Norfolk.

Mr Ransom, who made an eight-mile journey from his home, said the area had been popular with dog walkers for years but he and his wife had started spotting suspicious activity in the woods at the end of June.

At least 10 police vehicles, including a forensic van and dog unit, are at the scene as well as a mobile police unit.

Police have moved to reassure people living nearby by setting up a mobile police station and keeping uniformed officers on duty in the local area.

Police have warned people to avoid the area, which has been cordoned off.

The rape remains an active cold case - with police now investigating any possible links between the crimes.

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Ch Supt Mike Fawcett, of Norfolk Police, said he could understand the shock of the community at the "level of brutality".

"Those who use the woodlands and footpath regularly especially those who were there between 9am and 11am on Saturday, August 5 are urged to contact us". Local police patrols have also been increased.

Police have urged the public to be careful when venturing out but insisted they were not instructing people not to go out.

But The Mirror has revealed the sickening history of the woodlands in East Harling, Norfolk, reporting the elderly female dog walker was raped and left for dead at nearly the exact same spot in 1994.

Jon Wise, owner of Banham Butchers, said: "I am very surprised and saddened by the news".

Police have said the motive for the murder is unknown and have refused to comment on local speculation that it was connected to drug dealing known to have taken place in the woods.

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

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