'Body found' in hunt for gunman

Police hunting for a man suspected of killing an off-duty officer were searching a village green amid reports that a body has been found.

Pc Ian Dibell was shot dead and a member of the public sustained leg injuries after a gunman struck in a residential street in the seaside town of Clacton in Essex on Monday.

Police released a photograph of suspect Peter Reeve, 64, and vowed to "not rest" until he was captured and taken into custody.

But Essex Police called a press conference on Tuesday morning to make a "significant update" about the hunt for Reeve amid reports that a body had been found in Writtle, near Chelmsford.