News round up: PC Rathband found dead at home
The untimely death of PC David Rathband has dominated the news this week.
Concerns were raised about the blinded officer's mental state after he posted a series of worrying messages on his Twitter account. Northumberland police had been in contact with PC Rathband and were reassured by him that he was OK.
He was found dead at his home on Wednesday.
On 4 July 2010, the PC was shot twice by Raoul Moat as he was sitting, unarmed, in his patrol car in Newcastle.
He was hailed for his charity work in the wake of his injuries and started the Blue Lamp Foundation to help emergency service staff injured in the line of duty.
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