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.
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