A week after his death, police have confirmed that notorious criminal John Palmer was murdered. The week-long delay in realising this has left police with a "challenging" crime scene, a senior detective said.
Paramedics were called to John "Goldfinger" Palmer's home in South Weald, Essex to reports he was in cardiac arrest on 24 June.
But a post-mortem examination on 30 June revealed the 64-year-old convicted conman had been shot in the chest.
Essex Police refused to comment on claims the case had been "bungled".