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Clacton shootings: Residents moved to safety

Residents are leaving the area Credit: ITV Anglia

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.

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