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Man denies helping Raoul Moat

Raoul Thomas Moat - Pic: Northumbria Police
Image caption Moat went on the run after the shootings

A man has appeared in court accused of helping gunman Raoul Moat evade police.

Scott Raisbeck has denied charges of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender.

The 30-year-old of Grebe Close, Blyth, Northumberland, was granted conditional bail. A date for a trial was set for 16 May.

Moat went on the run after shooting and injuring his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and fatally shooting Chris Brown on 3 July.

He then shot Pc David Rathband in the face, blinding him.

Following a six-hour stand-off with police in Rothbury, Northumberland on 10 July, Moat shot himself dead.

On Tuesday Karl Ness, 26, and Qhuram Awan, 23, were jailed for life after being convicted of helping Moat carry out his rampage.

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