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Council chief and wife dead

A council leader and his wife have been found shot dead on a housing estate.

The pair have not been formally identified but are believed to be North Norfolk District Council leader Keith Johnson, 58, and his wife, Andrea.

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Council leader and wife 'found shot dead'

A council leader and his wife have been found shot dead on a housing estate, the Press Association reported.

Police were called to Compit Hills in Roughton, near Cromer, Norfolk, at 2.50pm yesterday after reports of gunshots.

They found the body of a woman, in her early 40s, in the front garden of a bungalow.

The body of a man, in his late 50s, was found in a nearby back garden.

The pair have not been formally identified but are believed to be North Norfolk District Council leader Keith Johnson, 58, and his wife, Andrea.

Mr Johnson was also a former Cromer mayor and a long-serving member of both the district and town council.

Whilst I understand this is a very shocking incident for the neighbours of the two people involved, I can reassure them that, at this stage, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

– Detective Superintendent Peter Hornby

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