"Body found" in hunt for gunman

PC Ian Dibbell was shot dead in Clacton Credit: Essex Police

Police hunting for a man suspected of killing an off-duty officer have been searching a village green in Essex today amid reports that a body has been found.

Pc Ian Dibell was shot dead after a gunman struck in a residential street in the seaside town of Clacton yesterday.

Police released a photograph of suspect Peter Reeve, 64, and vowed to "not rest" until he was captured and taken into custody.

But today Essex Police called a press conference to make a "significant update" about the hunt for Reeve amid reports that a body had been found in Writtle, near Chelmsford.


Tributes To Essex PC

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has paid tribute to the officer who was shot dead in Clacton on Monday.