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Memorial for policeman shot dead in Clacton

A memorial service will be held today to remember a police officer who was shot dead while going to the aid of a member of the public.

Pc Ian Dibell, who was 41, was killed near his home in Clacton when he was off duty on July 9.

It is thought he was going to the aid of Trevor Marshall who was injured in the attack.

Pc Ian Dibell was shot and killed in Clacton. Credit: Essex Police/PA Wire

His suspected killer, 64-year-old Peter Reeve, shot himself dead in a churchyard in Writtle, near Chelmsford, the following day.

After shooting Pc Dibell, Reeve went on the run, sparking a massive police manhunt.

Hundreds of Pc Dibell's colleagues and members of the public are expected to attend the service at St James Church, Tower Road, Clacton.

A private funeral for Pc Dibell took place last month and was attended by about 130 people.

Clacton shooting: What happened

  • He was declared dead at the scene and no shots were fired by police, according to a police spokesman.
  • Mr Reeve, is suspected of shooting Pc Dibell and injuring a member of the public in a residential street Clacton.


Funeral to be held for PC Ian Dibell

The funeral of PC Ian Dibell, who was shot dead while intervening in an incident while off-duty in Clacton, will take place today.

Pc Ian Dibell was shot and killed in Clacton Credit: Essex Police/PA Wire

He was shot dead earlier this month when he intervened in a dispute between neighbours in the seaside town. The man accused of his murder was later found dead in a cemetery in Essex.

The private funeral of the neighbourhood officer will take place at Weeley Crematorium, near Clacton, Essex. Close police colleagues and friends will be able to attend.