Gunman Moat kills himself after stand-off

FUGITIVE gunman Raoul Moat has killed himself after a six-hour stand-off with armed officers.

A police spokesman said 37-year-old Moat had shot himself in a field at Rothbury, Northumberland.

He was pronounced dead in hospital at 2.20am today.

No police officers were hurt in the incident and no shots were fired by the police.

Officers had been negotiating with Moat for a number of hours after a week-long manhunt.

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Police discovered Moat on a riverbank at about 7pm yesterday, negotiators were brought in to speak to him.

The former nightclub bouncer and father-of-three had shot himself at about 1.15am.

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After a gunshot was heard, police were heard yelling “put that gun down”.

Paramedics were quickly on scene having been on standby during the stand-off. The gunman was taken to Newcastle General Hospital but died shortly after arriving.

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