Timeline of Raoul Moat shootings

Raoul Moat An inquest has been focussing on the armed stand-off prior to Raoul Moat's death

Raoul Moat's death followed a six-hour stand-off with armed officers who had cornered him in Rothbury, Northumberland.

He had been on the run for a week after shooting his former partner, Samantha Stobbart, killing her new boyfriend, Chris Brown, and blinding PC David Rathband by shooting him in the face.

The shootings sparked a huge police manhunt for the 37-year-old former nightclub doorman.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Raoul Moat, 37, from Newcastle, is released from Durham prison after serving a short sentence for assault.

Saturday, 3 July

02:40 BST: Chris Brown, 29, leaves his girlfriend's parents' home in Scafell, Birtley, and is shot dead on a patch of grass outside the house.

Moments later, Mr Brown's girlfriend Samantha Stobbart is reportedly shot twice through a front window of the property.

14:20 BST: Police announce they are trying to trace Moat in connection with the shootings.

It also emerges that Moat was previously in a relationship with Miss Stobbart, who is believed to be the mother of his daughter.

Sunday, 4 July

00:45 BST: An armed man, believed to be Moat, shoots a uniformed motor patrol officer on duty at a roundabout at East Denton, to the west of Newcastle. PC David Rathband, 42, is at Newcastle General in a "critical" condition.

06:00 BST: Northumbria police announce that the shooting is linked to the Birtley inquiry.

Police officers at the scene of the murder of Chris Brown Chris Brown was shot outside a house in Birtley

Temporary Chief Constable Sue Sim says: "Raoul Thomas Moat is a wanted man. He is very dangerous and shouldn't be approached by a member of the public."

Detectives also say they believe Moat may also hold a grudge against the police.

14:30 BST: Northumbria Police reveals Moat phoned officers in the early hours of the morning to say he believed Miss Stobbart was having an affair with a police officer.

The public are being warned not to approach him. Northumbria Police say they are using all their resources and tactics to track him down.

Monday, 5 July

Extra firearms officers from forces including Cleveland, Humberside, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Cumbria, are brought in overnight to join the hunt for Moat.

It emerges that shortly before the attacks began Moat's Facebook status was changed to read: "Just got out of jail, I've lost everything... Watch and see what happens."

11:00 BST: Temporary Chief Constable Sue Sim, of Northumbria Police, tells a news conference the force was warned on Friday by Durham prison that Moat may intend to "cause serious harm to his partner".

Police car and officers at the site where Pc David Rathband was shot PC Rathband was shot as he sat in his car on a roundabout

She says the case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Police also say Miss Stobbart is no longer in a critical condition and has appealed directly to Moat, saying: "Please give yourself up. If you still loved me and our baby you would not be doing this."

Det Ch Supt Neil Adamson says Moat dialled 999 about 12 minutes before shooting PC Rathband to warn that he intended to target a police officer.

22:30 BST: Police release details of a car they want to trace in the search for Moat.

Tuesday, 6 July

Black Lexus car believed to have been used by Raoul Moat A Black Lexus car, thought to have been used by Moat, has been found

A letter apparently written by Moat declares war on the police and promises not to stop "until I'm dead".

Police investigate an armed robbery on Monday 5 July at Seaton Delaval, near Blyth, about 10 miles from Newcastle, carried out by a man with a similar description to Moat.

11:20 BST: A two-mile exclusion zone is set up in the Rothbury area of Northumberland. Residents are advised to stay indoors by Northumbria Police.

11:40 BST: Police reveal that they had been dealing with a hostage situation. However, the two men involved, said to have been taken at the time of the shooting in Birtley, have now been arrested in Rothbury on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Wednesday, 7 July

The Police Service of Northern Ireland says it has sent 20 armoured cars to assist Northumbria Police. The Metropolitan Police has sent 40 armed officers.

Temporary Chief Constable Sue Sim says "no stone will be unturned" as she appeals for continuing support from the public.

Police offer a £10,000 reward for information which leads to Moat's capture.

Thursday, 8 July

18:30 BST: A public meeting is held in Rothbury as police urge people to "be vigilant", and agree to station officers outside schools in the town to reassure parents and pupils.

CCTV image of Moat in Newcastle shop A CCTV image of Moat in a Newcastle shop the day before the first shootings

14:00 BST: Moat's uncle Charlie Alexander appeals for his nephew to give himself up.

13:00 BST: Police say information has emerged that Moat has made threats towards the wider public.

10:30 BST: Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan appear in court accused of being "part and parcel" of Moat's conspiracy to kill policemen.

10:00 BST: New CCTV images of Moat, with a distinctive Mohican-style haircut in a Newcastle shop on Friday, are released by police.

1030 BST: Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan appear in court accused of being "part and parcel" of Moat's conspiracy to kill policemen.

The pair were arrested after being found walking in the Rothbury area on Tuesday.

Friday, 9 July

21:00 BST: Witnesses report seeing the man lying on the ground with a shotgun pointed under his neck. Police are about about 20ft (7m) from him.

Raoul Moat in Rothbury The six-hour stand-off took place in Rothbury

20:00 BST: Northumbria Police begin negotiating with a man - later confirmed as Moat - who has been located in the riverbank area in Rothbury.

19:27 BST: Local people in the Rothbury area are advised by police to stay inside for safety while a major operation takes place.

Armed police set up a cordon around the National Trust's Cragside Estate in Rothbury.

Saturday, 10 July

13:26 BST: Police involved in the stand-off with Moat fired two Taser stun guns at him, the Independent Police Complaints Commission reveals. Northumbria Police Temporary Chief Constable Sue Sim later says "officers discharged Taser" while "striving to persuade Moat to give himself up peacefully".

02:20 BST: Moat is confirmed dead.

01:55 BST: An ambulance, accompanied by two police cars, is seen speeding away from Rothbury. The convoy later arrives at Newcastle General Hospital.

01:15 BST: After a six-hour stand-off Moat shoots himself.

Tuesday, 13 July

Inquest into Moat death opens and adjourns. Newcastle coroner David Mitford said Moat died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.

15 March, 2011

Two men are sentenced to life terms for helping Moat carry out his shooting rampage.

Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan The judge said Ness and Awan's roles in helping Moat could not be minimised

Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan were found guilty of the attempted murder of PC David Rathband, conspiracy to murder and robbery. Ness was also convicted of Chris Brown's murder.

The men denied the charges, and claimed during the five-week trial that they had been held hostage by the gunman.

After they were found guilty, the judge said: "The roles played by these two defendants cannot be minimised.

"While the offences may not have been committed without Moat, it is difficult to see that they could have been committed in the manner they were without Ness and Awan respectively."

14 June

Scott Raisbeck is jailed for 15 months after admitting removing the van Moat used when he injured Samantha Stobbart and killed Chris Brown, and hiding some items from it.

5 September

Inquest into Raoul Moat's death resumes at Newcastle Crown Court.

7 September

A non-approved Taser was fired to try to "capture him alive" to face justice, the inquest hears.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Ashman said he broke rules to use the pump action, XREP Taser which would enable officers to shoot Moat from a greater distance than standard police issue X-26 Taser pistols.

9 September

A police negotiator tells the inquest jury into Moat's death that he heard what he believed to be two shots before the gunman's head "fell back".

27 September

A jury returns a verdict of suicide at the conclusion of the three-week inquest.

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