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David Blunkett 'deeply saddened' by PC Rathband's death

1 March 2012 Last updated at 11:40 GMT

The former home secretary David Blunkett has told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that he is deeply saddened by the death of PC David Rathband, the police officer who was shot and blinded by Raoul Moat.

Mr Blunkett came to know Rathband through his charity work.

The policeman's body was found at his home in Northumberland on Wednesday night after concerns were raised about his welfare.

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