Pc Rathband inquest: Raoul Moat shooting ‘first step’ led to former Sunderland bobby’s suicide, finds coroner

Pc David Rathband. Picture by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Pc David Rathband. Picture by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

BEING shot and blinded by gun maniac Raoul Moat was the “first step” in the series of events which led to Pc David Rathband killing himself, a coroner ruled today.

The traffic officer who became a national hero grew desperate after the collapse of his marriage and struggled to cope with his sudden and irreversible disability.

He was found hanging at his home 20 months after he was blasted while on duty.

 

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