Body confirmed as Peter Reeve

Police have confirmed that the man they were hunting in connection with the shooting of an off-duty policeman in Clacton has been found dead in Writtle, Essex.

Essex Police Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle said Peter Reeve was found dead in Writtle churchyard near Chelmsford.

He had a weapon with him. No police shots were fired.

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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.