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David Blunkett 'deeply saddened' by PC Rathband's death

The former home secretary David Blunkett has told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that he is deeply saddened by the death of PC David Rathband, the police officer who was shot and blinded by Raoul Moat.

Mr Blunkett came to know Rathband through his charity work.

The policeman's body was found at his home in Northumberland on Wednesday night after concerns were raised about his welfare.

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  • 01 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK