Pc David Rathband family's in court battle over Raoul Moat shooting

Pc David Rathband was shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat in July 2010.

His family believe he was "left out in harm's way" - and took civil action against Northumbria Police at the High Court sitting in Newcastle.

The force have since changed procedures to ensure nothing like this happens again - but Rathband's family feel the force let "David down".

The family ultimately were unsuccessful in their negligence claim. Northumbria Police have yet to comment.

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Rathband family: "We are disappointed, but not surprised"

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 brother Darren, they said David had been left alone on the fateful night when gunman Raoul Moat shot him.

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