Murder victim’s brother: ‘I will not stop as we continue to seek justice’ 33 years on
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The brother of a man stabbed to death at his family home more than 30 years ago marked the anniversary of his killing by calling for an inquiry into a police force’s handling of the murder investigation.
Peter Miller, 24, was found stabbed to death on the kitchen floor of his home at Camden Place, Great Yarmouth on December 9, 1984.
His brother, Tony Miller, has long campaigned for justice after it had been previously revealed that police no longer had 170 case exhibits.
With Saturday marking the 33rd anniversary of Peter Miller’s murder, Tony Miller collected signatures outside Great Yarmouth police station for a petition he is planning to send to the home secretary Amber Rudd and the town’s MP Brandon Lewis.
The petition calls on Ms Rudd and Mr Lewis to set up an inquiry into Norfolk Police’s handling of the original murder investigation.
Despite a number of arrests no-one has ever been charged 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.
Having lived in hope for more than three decades that he will eventually find closure, Tony Miller, 57, from Gorleston, spoke of his pain in the quest to find justice.
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He said: “It affects you every day. It has affected my health, as I had to have a triple bypass at the beginning of the year - but I will not stop as we continue to seek justice, which has been stolen from Peter.
“We have about 400 signatures on the petition, which we will send to Brandon Lewis and Amber Rudd asking for an inquiry into the original police investigation. I say the police failed us, they failed Peter.”
A police spokesman said: “The murder of Peter Miller is an ongoing 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.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.