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Former mayor and his wife died of gunshot wounds

Keith Johnson - former Mayor of Cromer Credit: North Norfolk District Council

Two people found shot dead on a housing estate in North Norfolk are believed to be a local councillor and his wife.

Police were called to Compit Hills in Roughton, near Cromer, Norfolk, at 2.50pm yesterday after reports of gunshots.

They found the body of a woman, in her early 40s, in the front garden of a bungalow.

The body of a man, in his late 50s, was found in a nearby back garden.

The pair have not been formally identified but are believed to be North Norfolk District Council leader Keith Johnson, 58, and his wife, Andrea.

Mr Johnson was also a former Mayor of Cromer and a long-serving member of both the district and town councils.

Detectives are not looking for anybody else in connection with the incident.