Tyne & Wear

Moat victim David Rathband wins Pride of Britain award

Pc David Rathband
Image caption Pc Rathband hopes to raise £1m through his charity

The policeman shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat has received an award for the dignity he has shown.

Pc David Rathband was shot in the face as he sat in his patrol car in Newcastle in July.

The prize, in the emergency services section of the Pride of Britain awards, is in recognition of his courage in dealing with his injuries.

Mr Rathband has said that he "bore no malice" towards Moat, who later shot himself in Rothbury, Northumberland.

Moat had shot his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and her new boyfriend Chris Brown - killing him - before attacking Pc Rathband.

He was found following a massive manhunt in Northumberland.

Pc Rathband has set up a charity called the Blue Lamp Foundation and is trying to raise £1m to help injured members of the emergency services.

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