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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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'Terrible shock' council leader and wife found shot

The couple were described as "prominent and much-loved" figures in their community.

Mr Johnson, elected as council leader earlier this year, had helped organise the town's Christmas market, launched at the weekend as part of a series of festive events.

On Friday he attended the opening of a Waitrose store in nearby North Walsham along with other signatories.

Mr Johnson's close friend, Benji Cabbell-Manners, had been away for the weekend and told the Eastern Daily Press of his "terrible shock" at hearing the news.

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