Clacton mourns murdered PC

A policeman has been shot dead in Clacton-on-Sea after apparently intervening in a row between neighbours. The man police were hunting has been found dead in Writtle.

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Policeman murdered: Victim named

Police at the murder scene Credit: Eastnews Press Agency

A police officer shot and killed in an Essex seaside town has been named locally as PC Ian Dibell.

Police believe the gunman, who has so far evaded capture, is 64 year old Peter Reeve.

A press conference is due to be held this evening at Essex Police HQ in Chelmsford where more details are expected to emerge.

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