Essex: Charity rugby match to raise money for Pc Ian Dibell’s memorial fund

A RUGBY match is taking place next month to raise money in memory of Essex police officer Ian Dibell.

The game, between Essex Police and a constabulary team made up of players from Clacton and Colchester, is being held at Clacton Rugby Club on October 3.

Pc Dibell, 41, was killed near his home in Clacton, Essex, while he was off duty on July 9.

It is thought he was going to the aid of Trevor Marshall, 48, who was injured in the attack.

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

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Tickets for the charity match - which is raising money for Pc Dibell’s memorial fund - cost �5.

Sgt Simon Tattersall, of Essex Police, said: “We’re hoping lots of people will turn up to cheer on the teams. There’ll be a raffle and several fund raising events sponsored by the local community. All the funds raised will go to the Pc Ian Dibell memorial fund.”

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