Policeman shot dead in Westmoreland

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crime-scene-gun.jpgThe police in Westmoreland are searching for the gunman who fatally shot one of their colleagues in Petersfield last night.

No motive has been established for the murder of 41-year-old police constable Rohan Bucknor, who was attached to the Little London Police Station in the parish.

The police say about 9:45 Bucknor was at a barbershop in the community when a gunman walked up and opened fire hitting him multiple times.

The gunman escaped and the policeman was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.