David Rathband's family condemn 'arrogance' of Northumbria Police

David Rathband's sister Debbie Essery at court on January 15th Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The family of Pc David Rathband hit out at the "arrogance and insensitivity" of Northumbria Police after they lost a High Court negligence claim against the shot policeman's former employer.

In a statement read out on behalf of sister Debbie Essery and twin brotherDarren, they said David had been left alone on the fateful night when gunman Raoul Moat shot him.

Darren and myself are disappointed, although not surprised by the judgement handed down today.

David Rathband's family