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Cromer shooting funerals

The funerals are being held today for the former leader of North Norfolk Council who shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

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Councillors "shocked" by death of their leader

Colleagues pay tribute to council leader Credit: North Norfolk District Council

"It is with enormous shock and huge sadness that we have learned of the deaths of Council Leader Keith Johnson and his wife Andrea. Keith was a highly respected and much loved Member of North Norfolk District Council."

"He will be greatly missed by the Council and his death is a great loss to the whole community. Keith and Andrea were well known by many people in the district and our thoughts and prayers go out to both their families and close friends."

Sheila Oxtoby - CEO, North Norfolk District Council

"I am sure that everyone in North Norfolk and many much further afield will share the deep sense of loss that I and all my colleagues at the District Council feel at this terrible news."

"Keith was a great champion for North Norfolk and a great friend, and he worked tirelessly for the Council and for the people who live here. We will all miss him hugely."

Tom FitzPatrick - Deputy Leader, North Norfolk District Council

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