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Police have issued an appeal to a man believed to have shot his ex-girlfriend, killed her new partner and shot a police officer on Tyneside.
At a news conference Det Ch Supt Neil Adamson appealed to Raoul Thomas Moat, saying: "This must stop now."
Police have named the man shot dead as karate instructor Chris Brown, 29. Samantha Stobbart, 22, was injured.
Pc David Rathband, 42, was shot in Newcastle on Sunday morning and is in a critical condition.
All armed officers in the region have been deployed, and officers have been called in from other forces to aid the search.
Originally posted by True-seer
reply to post by rikgrimsby
This happend near me and heres what happend.
The guy was arrested on a charge of criminal damage a few weeks back and somehow thought the officer that arrested him was sleeping with his wife thats why it all happend.
Still wrong but the guy was delusional.
Police have admitted they were warned a former nightclub bouncer intended to harm his ex-girlfriend before she was shot over the weekend.
Originally posted by True-seer
reply to post by CX
Sorry CX if my info was wrong its just what i've heard, everyone near were i live is talking about it. Kinda Gossiping so i'm not surprised the story has gotton a little slanted.
Originally posted by CX
Small communities are like that aren't they? Gossip has an amazing knack of slanting the truth as you say.
Originally posted by Cytokine_Strom
Whatever makes you think its a small communty. Newcastle/Gateshead has a population of almost 1/2 million.
Having met Raoul on a few occasions. I can state he is certainly a violent thug and a steroid freak. He is also a big big man. Ex cage fighter and bodybuilder.
Police hunting fugitive murder suspect Raoul Moat have closed off a two-mile area around a village in Northumberland.
Residents in Rothbury were warned to stay indoors and people were advised not to travel to the area.
Northumbria Police said they had also set up a five-mile exclusion zone in the air.
Last night, a man matching Moat's description robbed a fish and chip shop at gun point.
Officers said a 6ft tall white man - aged about 35 with a "muscular build" - brandished the weapon in Blyth, 10 miles north of Newcastle, before escaping with cash.
Dozens of armed police have been searching for Moat, 37, since Saturday morning.
Fugitive gunman Raoul Moat is believed to be hiding out in remote countryside awaiting his final stand with armed police.
Officers and sniffer dogs scoured fields, woods and outhouses for the former nightclub bouncer near where he abandoned his car in Rothbury, Northumberland.
An ex-girlfriend revealed that he knew the rugged landscape around the village "like the back of his hand" and said he could live rough there for days.
Source: Gunman 'hiding in countryside'
Waitress Yvette Foreman, 35, said: "People are blaming me for Raoul coming up here. I'm terrified.
"I told police as soon as I heard he was on the loose he'd be heading for here and they did nothing."
Sky News understands that 40 armed police officers including snipers - or rifle experts - are being sent to help in the search.
Twenty armoured Mitsubishi Shoguns are being provided by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.