Raoul Moat inquest begins

Raoul Moat
Raoul Moat

THE inquest into the death of gunman Raoul Moat starts today at Newcastle Crown Court.

Raoul Moat died on the banks of the River Coquet in Rothbury after a seven-hour stand off with police in July last year.

A jury and coroner sitting at the court will hear evidence from police, friends, family, pathologists and Rothbury residents over the coming week.

The case is expected to last four weeks.

See the Gazette website later for today’s proceedings.