In another case of members of the public dealing with criminals, a paedophile has been found strangled in woods in Great Witchingham, Norfolk.

Gordon Boon, 73, was jailed for six years in 2001....

Convicted paedophile found strangled and dumped in woods after suspected vigilante attack

By Daily Mail Reporter
10th October 2008
Daily Mail

A convicted paedophile has been found strangled and dumped in remote woodland.

Gordon Boon, 73, may have been murdered by a vigilante in revenge for his crimes while he was on licence from prison, police fear.

The former cider factory worker was found with his body partly covered by old fencing panels in an area used by fly-tippers.

Crime scene: Officers search the woodland in Norfolk where the body of convicted paedophile Gordon Boon was found

Boon, who lived in Norwich, had blood around his nose and mouth and one of his shoes and a sock was missing.

He was jailed for six years in December 2001 for indecent assaults on a girl aged eight and two others aged 13.

The married pensioner plied one girl with alcohol and played strip poker with her.

He took snaps of the youngster when she was naked and sexually abused her.

Boon admitted indecent assault and two serious sex offences against the youngster, two assaults on the second girl and one on the third.

As well as being jailed, he was placed on the sex offenders register for life and ordered to serve an extended licence of five years on his release.

Judge Paul Downes told him that he had 'failed to accept' responsibility for his actions.

Boon's body was discovered by walkers in Great Witchingham, just yards from the Norfolk headquarters of turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews.

Detectives at first looked into the possibility that the victim could have been a worker at the poultry factory before realising the dead man was Boon.

It is believed that Boon's son alerted police last Saturday after he failed to meet him for a drink.

Det Chief Insp Steve Strong of Norfolk Police said: 'The investigation into the death continues and officers are following up a number of lines of inquiry.

'We would appeal for anyone that may have seen anything suspicious in the Rabbit Lane and Porters Lane areas of Great Witchingham to come forward with information that might prove useful to our investigation.

'We are also very keen to trace the final movements of Mr Boon and would like to hear from anyone that may have seen him since October 2.'

A former neighbour of Boon in Attleborough who did not want to be named, said: 'He lived here with his wife and their children.

'I used to say hello to him and he was always friendly. I believe he worked at Gaymer's cider making business in Attleborough, but that is closed now.

'He used to drink at The Cock pub in Attleborough and he would take part in their fund-raising for old people's homes.'