Rothybury has been ground to a halt for the last 2 days as a manhunt for Raoul Moat. He "Declared war" on the Northumbria police force in a 49 page written letter, and has apparently shot his ex-girlfriend, murdered her partner and shot a policeofficer.
The news at the moment is that he got out of prison on July the first, then went to kill his former girlfriend. So he shoots her through a window. Her boyfriend then attempts to flee, leaving her. Moat shoots and kills him, then shoots a policeman. His hatred for the police apparently comes from his time incarcerated and his girlfriend telling him she was leaving him for a policeman (a lie).
An astonishing story.
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