It's been reported that a dead whale found on the beach at Cromer in North Norfolk yesterday has been removed by council workers. The 25 foot long Minke whale was discovered near Cromer Pier but reports say it was taken away yesterday evening.
A town turned out today to pay their respects to a council leader and his wife who died from gunshot wounds earlier this month.
Hundreds of mourners attended a joint service in Cromer church for Keith Johnson, who shot dead his wife Andrea before killing himself.
There were tributes to both of them before they were laid to rest together. Andrea Johnson was described as a bundle of joy whose smile would light up a room.
The funeral service for a couple from Norfolk who died from gunshot wounds earlier this month has taken place.Read the full story ›
The funerals are being held today of a man and a woman found shot dead near Cromer.
Keith Johnson the former leader of North Norfolk Council is believed to have shot his wife Andrea in Compit Hills on the 2nd December before turning the gun on himself.
Mrs Johnson's family have asked people going to her funeral to wear brightly-coloured clothing to honour her vibrant personality.
A Norfolk council leader suspected of shooting his wife then himself was found with the weapon at his side, a coroner has said. Norfolk Police believe North Norfolk District Council leader Keith Johnson, 58, killed his wife Andrea, 44, with a shotgun before killing himself.
They are investigating possible motives including aspects of their personal lives.
Norfolk coroner William Armstrong opened and adjourned an inquest into the deaths.
He said a post-mortem examination found Mrs Johnson, formerly Chadwick, a customer services representative originally from Corby, Northamptonshire, was shot in the chest. She was found in a neighbour's front garden and paramedics could not resuscitate her, Mr Armstrong said.
Mr Johnson, originally from Sheringham, was found in the back garden of the couple's home in Roughton, near Cromer, with a gunshot wound to the neck. Police believe he used one of four shotguns registered to his wife.
Mr Armstrong said: "It is unlikely there will be any criminal prosecution arising out of this but these matters are now subject to a police investigation on behalf of the coroner."
A full inquest will be held at a later date.
Inquests will today open into the deaths of a couple from Cromer found dead from shotgun wounds on Sunday.
Detectives believe Keith Johnson killed his wife Andrea before shooting himself. They were discovered lying in gardens close to their bungalow. Mr Johnson was the leader of North Norfolk District Council.
Detectives are investigating the personal lives of a Norfolk council leader and his wife found shot dead outside their home. Police believe Keith Johnson, 58, shot his wife Andrea, 44, before killing himself. Some witnesses say Mr Johnson was looking depressed the day before the shootings.
Post mortem results have confirmed that the couple shot dead in Cromer died of gunshot wounds.
Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team are continuing their investigation into what lies behind the deaths of Andrea and Keith Johnson, at Compit Hills, Cromer, on Sunday.
Local neighbourhood officers and Police Community Support Officers are still at the scene and will be working with detectives to support and reassure their families and the wider community affected by the tragic events.
The family of Cromer shooting victim Andrea Johnson say they are devastated by her death.
Police say they believe Andrea, who was 44, was shot dead by her husband Keith in the garden of their home at Compit Hills just outside Cromer. He then turned the gun on himself. Her family issued a tribute.
She was a wonderful daughter, aunt and sister. She was so bubbly and full of life, she adored her family and has been tragically taken from us. She will be very sorely missed.Please leave us to grieve in peace at this sad time.'