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Chilling Doc On Raoul Moat's Murderous Rampage Is Coming To ITV Next Week

Chilling Doc On Raoul Moat's Murderous Rampage Is Coming To ITV Next Week

An ITV documentary based on the manhunt of Raoul Moat - the largest in modern British history - is coming to the channel next week.

A decade on from the killings, Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story will tell the inside story of the man hunt.

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Fronted by Nicky Campbell, viewers will hear from police, victims' relatives and witnesses who all saw the horror show firsthand.

In the 2010, the Newcastle-born ex-con shot three people and killed one ensuing in an immense manhunt involving 160 armed officers, sniper teams, helicopters, dogs and armoured anti-terrorist vehicles, which latest almost seven days.

Less than two days after being released from Durham Prison, Moat visited a home in Birtley in the early hours of the morning on 3rd July where he shot his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and her new partner Chris Brown.

(Credit: ITV)
(Credit: ITV)
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Brown died after being shot at close range but Stobbart survived, though she suffered severe injuries to her arm and abdomen.

The following day, Moat went on to shoot Police Constable David Rathband while he was sitting in his patrol car. PC Rathband survived but was permanently blinded from the attack.

Moat had reportedly called Northumbria Police police 12 minutes before shooting Rathband to warn them of his intentions and 50 minutes after complaining police were "not taking me seriously enough".

Chris Brown was killed at close range by Raoul Moat (Credit: ITV)
Chris Brown was killed at close range by Raoul Moat (Credit: ITV)

The killer reportedly had a grudge against the police who he blamed for the collapse of his business and held a vendetta against after his ex lied that she'd had an affair with a police officer while in prison.

Chillingly, he told police on the phone after killing the officer: "I'm going to keep coming for you. You're going to have to kill me. I'm never going to stop."

What followed was the incredible six-day manhunt, with Moat on the run from police.

Nicky Campbell tells the story for ITV (Credit: ITV)
Nicky Campbell tells the story for ITV (Credit: ITV)

Eventually, he was recognised and contained in an open air stand off. After almost six hours of negotiation, Maot was shot with a taser gun which proved ineffective before shooting himself in the head.

Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story airs on ITV1 on Thursday 9th July at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: Northumbria Police

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, ITV

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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