Family members of PC David Rathband have said he was "let down by the people that could have prevented his death" as they arrived for the start of his inquest in Newcastle.
The 43 year old, blinded by gunman Raoul Moat, was found hanged at his home in Blyth in August 2012.
Today's hearing also heard revelations that he was having a relationship with a survivor of the July 7th London bombings before his death but was desperate to patch up his marriage.
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