Man found murdered in Norwich was ex-bus conductor

Barry Reeve
Image caption The body of Barry Reeve, 67, was discovered in a house in Norwich

A man found murdered in a house in Norfolk was a 67-year-old former bus conductor, police have revealed.

Barry Reeve was discovered by police who were called to a property in Corton Road, Norwich, shortly before 15:00 GMT on Sunday.

Mr Reeve's daughter reported the back door was unlocked and she had seen what appeared to be blood on an internal door.

Officers found the body inside the house.

Police are trying to establish exactly when the man died, but said he died as the result of a serious assault.

Det Supt Julian Gregory, overseeing the investigation, said: "Murder is thankfully a relatively rare crime in our county.

"This appears to have been an isolated attack and as such it does not appear that there is any ongoing threat to the wider community."

Mr Reeve, a former bus conductor in Norwich for Eastern Buses, was known by his nickname Titch, a police spokeswoman said.

House-to-house inquiries are under way and officers are examining the crime scene as well as providing patrols in the area to reassure residents.

Det Supt Gregory appealed for anyone with information to contact Norfolk police.

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