Northumbria Police: Gunman Raoul Moat shot himself


Northumbria Police have held a news briefing following the death of fugitive gunman Raoul Moat.

He killed himself after a six-hour stand-off with armed officers, police have confirmed.

Moat had been on the run for a week after allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, killing her new partner, Chris Brown and shooting a police officer.

Acting Chief Constable Sue Simm, from Northumbria Police, told a news briefing that it appeared Moat had shot himself and no guns and been fired by police. However she confirmed that a Taser was used by police.

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