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Footballers support Moat victim Pc David Rathband

Pc David Rathband at the football match
Image caption Pc Rathband hopes to raise £1m in the first three years

Officers from police forces in Cumbria and Northumbria have played a football match to support the charity set up by the officer blinded by Raoul Moat.

Northumbria Police officer Pc David Rathband, 43, was shot in the face as he was sitting in his patrol car in Newcastle last July.

He set up his Blue Lamp Foundation to give financial help to members of the emergency services injured on duty.

The match was held in Monkton Stadium, South Tyneside, on Sunday.

Pc Rathband went to the game to show his support for the players.

He aims to raise £1m in the first three years of his charity.

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