Calls for inquiry into murder of Great Yarmouth man Peter Miller 33 years ago

PUBLISHED: 14:37 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:03 06 December 2017

Tony Miller (right) with his murdered brother Peter. Picture supplied

Tony Miller (right) with his murdered brother Peter. Picture supplied

This Saturday marks the 33rd anniversary of the murder of Great Yarmouth man Peter Miller, who was stabbed to death at his family home.

Where the murder happened. 

Picture: James BassWhere the murder happened. Picture: James Bass

The murder still haunts his family as the case remains unsolved with what they say are many unanswered questions into the investigation surrounding the death of the 24-year-old.

To mark the anniversary of the killing at Camden Place, his brother Tony, will be outside Great Yarmouth Police Station from 10am on Saturday.

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He will be asking people to sign a petition asking the Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the town’s MP Brandon Lewis to set up an inquiry into Norfolk Police and what he calls their failings and their handling of the 1984 murder investigation.

It had been previously revealed Norfolk police no longer had 170 exhibits related to the case.

Great Yarmouth muder victim Peter Miller.Great Yarmouth muder victim Peter Miller.

Tony Miller, 57 and a former plumber from Gorleston, has asked Norfolk chief constable Simon Bailey, the county police and crime commissioner Lorne Green and Mr Lewis to attend the event.

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He said Saturdays’ event was to highlight Peter’s case and collect signatures for a inquiry into Norfolk police and the way the force has handled it.

No one has ever been arrested in connection with the murder, which featured in a 2013 campaign run by this newspaper and Norfolk police to try and solve unsolved cases across the county.

A police spokesman said: “The murder of Peter Miller is an on-going enquiry which continues to be under the investigation of the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team. Since 2013 the enquiry team have continued to work closely with Peter’s brother Tony in reviewing active lines of enquiry.

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“An area of recent focus has been a review of forensic material which our team has recovered from the forensic laboratory archives and originate from the original investigation. However the exhibits from that original enquiry were either returned to their respective owners or destroyed by the end of 1991.

“Whilst the original case papers remain with the investigating team, the circumstances and decision making behind the disposal of original exhibits are unclear.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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