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A Documentary On Raoul Moat's Murderous Rampage Is Coming To ITV

A Documentary On Raoul Moat's Murderous Rampage Is Coming To ITV

A documentary about Raoul Moat and his murderous rampage is on its way to ITV - one for the true crime fans among us.

A decade on from his three shootings, the one-off 60-minute programme landing on TV this summer will look at the impact of the infamous shooter who went on the run.

Moat, who went on to commit suicide, shot his former girlfriend, Samantha Stobbart, severely wounding her, her lover Chris Brown who was killed and policeman, David Rathband, who was blinded by the incident.

Raoul Moat, who attempted to murder three people with a sawn off Shotgun (Credit: Police Handout)
Raoul Moat, who attempted to murder three people with a sawn off Shotgun (Credit: Police Handout)
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The 37-year-old used a sawn off shotgun to commit the heinous crimes which spanned 3rd - 4th July 2010.

Now a new TV programme is coming and Journalist Nicky Campbell will front Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story, which will see interviews with police officers who led the hunt for Moat, who went on the run after the shootings.

It will air clips from family members, witnesses and journalists who covered the hunt as it unfolded, as well as looking at the public reaction at the time, in a bid to piece together what and why these events, that gripped the nation, took place and how Moat was eventually found.

If you're struggling to remember the exact story, Moat, from Newcastle upon Tyne, had been released from Durham Prison just two days before he went on his rampage.

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He attempted to kill three people in his shootings before going on the run. Police didn't locate him for another six days.

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He was eventually spotted and police had to contain Moat in the open in Riverside, Rothbury, which led to a standoff. The police then fired electrified rounds at Moat with a taser shotgun, which didn't have any impact and Moat then decided to shoot himself. He was later pronounced dead at hospital.

It was a case that captured the attention of the nation as it was the largest manhunt in modern British history, with policemen from other forces being pulled into help with raids and Moat still evading capture for a week.

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Armed police in Rothbury on the hunt for Raoul Moat back in 2010 (Credit: PA)
Armed police in Rothbury on the hunt for Raoul Moat back in 2010 (Credit: PA)
Chilling Doc On Raoul Moat's Murderous Rampage Is Coming To ITV Next Week
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Chilling Doc On Raoul Moat's Murderous Rampage Is Coming To ITV Next Week

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Now, 10 years on, we can all get an insight - thanks to new and rare archived footage - into the reasons why Moat committed the murders, as well as hear snippets from those who were caught up in the tragic events that unfolded.

ITV Controller of Current Affairs, Tom Giles says of the upcoming documentary: "With this landmark documentary, ITV aims to provide an important and vivid insight into these tragic events.

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"At a time when media scrutiny has never been higher, and with public services like the police feeling the strain, this programme will delve into the investigation of the case and the actions of Moat in forensic detail, with the intention of immersing viewers in the manhunt, exploring how Moat escaped officers' clutches for a week."

Sounds like one we won't be able to miss.

Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story is coming to ITV this summer.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, TV Entertainment, ITV

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