"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.

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Tributes To Essex PC

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