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Raoul Moat victim Chris Brown's inquest date set

Chris Brown
Image caption Chris Brown was shot dead by gunman Raoul Moat in July 2010

An inquest into the death of the man killed by gunman Raoul Moat will be held in December.

Chris Brown, 29, was shot by Moat, who had recently been released from prison, in July 2010 in Birtley, Gateshead,

South Tyneside and Gateshead Coroner Terence Carney will hold an inquest at Newcastle Crown Court from 2 December.

Moat went on the run and later shot himself after a stand-off with police in Northumberland.

Last month, Mr Carney announced he would be holding a full inquest and said it was his duty to allow "public scrutiny" of all the circumstances leading to Mr Brown's death and to provide his family with answers.

Moat also shot and injured Mr Brown's girlfriend, Sam Stobbart, who was Moat's former partner.

He went on to shoot and blind PC David Rathband, before taking his own life in the village of Rothbury, after a week on the run.

PC Rathband was found hanged at his home in Blyth, Northumberland, in March last year.

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