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Police officer shot by Raoul Moat found dead at home

The police officer shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat has been found dead at his house in Northumberland.

The body of David Rathband, 44, was found by police at his home in Blyth on Wednesday night after officers received a report of concern for his welfare.

Mr Rathband was shot by Moat in July 2010 as he sat in his patrol car in Newcastle. The attack came shortly after Moat had shot two others, one fatally.

Sarah Campbell reports.

  • 01 Mar 2012
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