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Man in court accused of helping gunman Raoul Moat

A man charged with helping gunman Raoul Moat has appeared in court.

Scott Raisbeck is accused of hiding evidence taken from a van and perverting the course of justice.

The 30-year-old of Grebe Close, Blyth, Northumberland, did not enter a plea when he appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court.

Moat, 37, shot three people - killing one - on 3 July. Mr Raisbeck was bailed to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 22 November.

Moat shot his former girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, 22, killed her boyfriend Chris Brown and blinded Pc David Rathband by shooting him in the face.

He was on the run for a week before being traced to Rothbury, Northumberland, where he shot himself dead during a six-hour stand-off with police on 10 July.

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