Tyne & Wear

Man arrested in Raoul Moat shootings inquiry

Raoul Thomas Moat - Pic: Northumbria Police
Image caption Raoul Moat was on the run for a week before being caught in Rothbury

A 23-year-old man from Newcastle has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences in connection with the Raoul Moat investigation.

Moat, who died on 10 July, shot his former girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, 22, killed her new partner Chris Brown, 29, and wounded Pc David Rathband, 42.

A total of 15 people have been arrested during the Moat inquiry.

Two have been charged with conspiracy to murder and have been remanded in custody.

Eight people in total have been released on bail.

The gunman was on the run for a week after the shootings before he was caught by police in Rothbury, Northumberland.

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