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Dec. 2, 2021

S04E09 - Peter Reeve (The Murder of PC Ian Dibell)


In the ninth episode of British Murders Season 4, I tell the story of Peter Reeve and PC Ian Dibell.⁣⁣⁣
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On July 9, 2012, Reeve confronted his neighbour Trevor Marshall in Clacton-on-Sea and fired several handgun shots towards him.⁣

Trevor was hit once in the leg and survived, but the same can’t be said for heroic police officer Ian Dibell.⁣
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Despite being off-duty at the time of the attack, PC Dibell attempted to disarm Reeve but was shot in the chest during the scuffle.⁣
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PC Dibell died almost instantly due to suffering fatal aorta damage.⁣

Peter Reeve shot himself in the head the following morning at All Saints Church in the neighbouring village of Writtle.⁣

Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
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Recorded using:
Audacity
Zoom

Edited in:
Audacity
DaVinci Resolve 17

Mastered in:
Auphonic

References:
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Clacton PC Ian Dibell shooting: Child witnesses in case. (2012, July 12). BBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-18814378

Clacton PC shooting: Peter Reeve’s body found by church. (2012, July 10). BBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18779427

Clacton shooting: Peter Reeve gun possession investigated. (2012, July 11). BBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-18793152

Duell, M. (2013, April 8). Off-duty police officer unlawfully killed while trying to wrestle revolver from crazed gunman to protect the public. Mail Online. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305901/Ian-Dibell-Off-duty-police-officer-unlawfully-killed-trying-wrestle-away-revolver-crazed-gunman.html

Inquest into death of PC Ian Dibell. (2013, April 8). ITV News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/story/2013-04-08/inquest-into-death-of-pc-ian-dibell/

Jones, S. (2012a, July 10). Body of Clacton gunman Peter Reeve found in churchyard. The Guardian. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/jul/10/clacton-gunman-peter-reeve-body

Jones, S. (2012b, July 10). Clacton shooting: police find gunman’s body in churchyard. The Guardian. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/jul/10/clacton-shooting-police-find-gunmans-body

PC Ian Dibell died from single bullet wound, inquest hears. (2012, July 13). BBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-18831263

PC Ian Dibell shooting death: 200 attend church service. (2012, July 15). BBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-18847769

PC Ian Dibell shooting: Gunman told of “terrible day.” (2012, July 23). BBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-18951946

PC Ian Dibell: The story of an “extraordinary” police officer who died protecting others. (2015, November 6). ITV News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2015-11-06/pc-ian-dibell-the-story-of-an-extraordinary-police-officer-who-died-protecting-others

Peter Reeve sought after PC Ian Dibell shot dead. (2012, July 9). BBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-18774958

Peterson, M. (2020, October 18). Living in Clacton-on-Sea – 6 Reasons to Move to the Essex Coast. GoodMove. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://goodmove.org.uk/living-in-clacton-on-sea/

Tributes on fifth anniversary of hero policeman Ian Dibell’s murder. (2017, July 7). Clacton and Frinton Gazette. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/15397269.tributes-on-fifth-anniversary-of-hero-policeman-ian-dibells-murder/