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Norfolk man pleads guilty to murder

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1:54pm 20th April 2017
(Updated 1:54pm 20th April 2017)

A 49-year-old has today pleaded guilty to murdering Brian Heed in Dereham at the beginning of the year.

Richard Alan Beane of Brunswick Close, entered his plea at Norwich Crown Court and has been remanded in custody.

He will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Friday 12th May.

The plea came after an investigation by the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team into the murder of Brian Heed which happened in Boyd Avenue on Sunday 5th February.

Tests which took place on Tuesday 7th February, provided evidence that Brian Heed was subjected to a significant sustained knife attack.

Detective Chief Inspector, Marie James, said:

"Beane exploited the kind nature of Brian and when he challenged his behaviour he was subjected to a furious violent attack which resulted in Mr Heed's death. My thoughts are with Brian's family at this time and I hope that today's outcome will give them some form of closure knowing that Beane will be sentenced to a significant period of time. I hope this outcome provides the public with reassurance that we will use all resources available to us to bring offenders to justice."