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Rathband memorial service

A service to commemorate the life of the police officer blinded by Raoul Moat who took his life last week has taken place.

The service for David Rathband at St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle was organised by his twin.

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Police Chief: 'my heart goes out' to family

Northumbria Police Chief Constable Sue Sim (Centre) at memorial service for Pc David Rathband Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Attending the memorial service, Chief Constable Sue Sim said of Pc Rathband: "He was gunned down in tragic circumstances doing the job of constable he loved.

"My heart goes out to Kath and the children and the rest of the family."

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