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Inquest into deaths of Cromer councillor and his wife to take place today

Andrea and Keith Johnson were found dead in Cromer in December 2012 Credit: ITVAnglia

An inquest into the deaths of a former council leader and his wife is due to take place today.

Keith and Andrea Johnson were found shot dead at their Cromer home in December 2012.

Mr Johnson, who was the leader of North Norfolk District Council, is believed to have shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

A joint funeral at Cromer Church in December was attended by hundreds of people.

Joint funerals held for former council leader believed to have shot his wife and himself

The funeral's being held of a man and woman shot dead near Cromer. Keith Johnson - the former leader of North Norfolk Council - is believed to have shot his wife Andrea in Compit Hills on the 2nd December before turning the gun on himself.

Mrs Johnson's family have asked people going to her funeral to wear brightly-coloured clothing to honour her vibrant personality. Our correspondent Malcom Robertson sent this report from Cromer.


Vicar speaks of his sadness at couple's death

The vicar who conducted the wedding service for a couple who died from gunshot wounds at the weekend, has spoken of his sadness over the tragedy. The Rev David Court married Keith and Andrea Johnson in Cromer church in 2004. On Sunday they were found dead outside their home in the town.

The feeling in Cromer is one of total shock and disbelief. I remember their wedding day as an incredibly happy day. They'd both been divorced before and weren't sure they could be married in the church, but they were really delighted. It was a day of great celebration."

– The Rev David Court

Keith Johnson was a former Mayor of Cromer and was the current leader of North Norfolk District Council. He and his wife regularly attended civic events in the area. Mr Court has set up a special area in his church where people can light candles in memory of the dead couple.