Residents living near the scene of a fatal shooting at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex appear to be leaving the area for the night as police continue their hunt for the gunman.
ITV Anglia correspondent Victoria Lampard says a group of about a dozen people, carrying overnight bags, have left the area.
Senior officers had earlier warned people living in the area to stay indoors.
A major manhunt is underway as police search for the gunman who is believed to be armed with a shotgun.
Detectives trying to reconstruct the last moments of a gunman who killed an Essex police officer have issued an appeal for information.
A special church service has been held in Clacton today- to help people in the community affected by the murder of PC Ian Dibell.
People living in Clacton-on-Sea have been paying tribute to PC Ian Dibell