4 December 2012

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team (MIT) are continuing with their detailed investigation today (Tuesday 4 December 2012) into the circumstances of the deaths of a couple, believed to be Andrea and Keith Johnson, at Compit Hills, Cromer, on Sunday (2 December 2012).

Local neighbourhood officers and Police Community Support Officers also remain at the scene and will be working with the MIT over the coming days to support and reassure their families and the wider community affected by these tragic events.

Post mortem results on both confirmed cause of death as gunshot wounds, however, formal identification is still to take place.


3 December 2012


In relation to the Cromer deaths the following has been issued:

The family of Andrea Johnson (nee CHADWICK) would like to say the following:-

They are devastated by the loss of their beautiful daughter Andrea, she was a wonderful daughter, aunt and sister. She was so bubbly and full of life, she adored her family and has been tragically taken from us. She will be very sorely missed.

Please leave us to grieve in peace at this sad time.



The detective leading the investigation into the deaths of a couple in Cromer has confirmed police believe that the woman was shot before the man turned the gun on himself.

Detective Chief Inspector said: "While investigations continue into the full circumstances surrounding the couple's deaths, at the moment it is thought that two shots were fired.

“We believe the first shot led to the death of the woman followed by the second shot, which led to the death of the man.”

A call concerning the safety of a resident in Compit Hills, Roughton, was received by the Constabulary at approximately 2:50pm yesterday afternoon.

Upon arrival, the body of a woman, believed to be Andrea Johnson, aged 44, was discovered in the front garden of a property whilst the body of man, believed to be Keith Johnson, aged 58, was found in a rear garden close by.

Formal identification is still due to take place, however, officers can confirm that both of them are thought to have died from gunshot wounds and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. A firearm has since been recovered from the scene.


3 December 10:30

Officers from Norfolk Constabulary are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident in Compit Hills, Roughton, near Cromer.

Concerns were raised for the safety of a resident on the housing estate at approximately 2:50pm this afternoon.

Upon arrival, the body of a woman, believed to be in her early 40s, was discovered in the front garden of a property whilst the body of a man, believed to be in his late 50s, was found in a rear garden close by.

Officers can confirm that both the woman and the man are thought to have died from gunshot wounds.

Detective Superintendent Peter Hornby, who is leading the enquiry into their deaths, said “Whilst I understand this is a very shocking incident for the neighbours of the two people involved, I can reassure them that, at this stage, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.”

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