Shot PC gets bravery award

The brothers of a police officer who was shot dead in Essex have accepted an award on his behalf for bravery.

41-year old PC Ian Dibell died tried to protect others from a gunman in Clacton in 2012.

Bravery award for police officer shot dead protecting others

by Luke Farrington

A police officer from Essex killed as he tried to tackle a gunman has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

41-year-old Ian Dibell was shot while trying to intervene in a dispute near his home in Clacton-on-Sea in July last year. Last night he was named the most courageous police officer in the UK.

His family have spoken of their pride at how his actions saved the lives of others.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington

Bravery award for PC shot protecting others

An Essex police officer who was shot dead while trying to protect others from a gunman in Clacton has been honoured with a posthumous bravery award.

PC Ian Dibell, who was 41, was voted the most courageous officer in England and Wales at the annual Police Bravery Awards in London.

PC Dibell's brothers, Neil and Paul, were presented with the award by the Home Secretary, Theresa May.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, was also at the ceremony and paid tribute to PC Dibell's bravery.

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Brothers accept award for brave PC Dibell

Home Secretary Theresa May gives award to PC Dibell's two brothers Credit: ITV News

The brothers of a police officer who was shot dead near his home in Essex have accepted an award on his behalf for bravery.

41-year old PC Ian Dibell died tried to protect others from a gunman in Clacton last year.

The posthumous award was given in his name at the Police Bravery Awards last night.