Pc David Rathband arrives at court with his wife
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Pc blinded by Moat 'played dead'

The policeman blinded by gunman Raoul Moat has told a court how he played dead after being shot twice by him.

Pc David Rathband, 42, was shot through the window of his marked police car in Newcastle last July.

Giving evidence at the trial of two men accused of helping Moat, he said he thought the gunman had tried to execute him with the second shot.

Karl Ness, 26, and Qhuram Awan, 23, deny plotting to murder, attempted murder, robbery and having a gun.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 09 Feb 2011
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