Man wanted over police officer’s murder found dead in churchyard
Pc Ian Dibell was shot dead
A MAN wanted for murder after a police officer was killed has been found dead in a churchyard, police said.
Pc Ian Dibell was shot dead last night and a member of the public suffered leg injuries after Peter Reeve, 64, ran amok in a residential street in the seaside town of Clacton, Essex.
Police launched a manhunt involving hundreds of officers, vowing “not to rest” until they found Reeve.
Pc Dibell, who lived near the Redbridge Road crime scene, was off-duty at the time and it is understood he intervened in a dispute.
Today Reeve was found dead in the village of Writtle near Chelmsford.
Essex Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle said: “I can confirm Peter Reeve, the man wanted for the murder of a serving police officer, was found dead, with a weapon in a Writtle churchyard and no shots were fired by the police.”
The family of Pc Dibell called him a “hero” and said he had paid for his actions “in the most devastating way”.