BBC Report 5 minutes ago.
Looks like they’ve got’im.
Moat, 37, was tracked down to Riverside in Rothbury, where eyewitnesses said police negotiators are talking to him as he sits on the ground cradling his shotgun.
Police snipers have surrounded Moat, who surfaced near allotments where a man fitting his description was seen on Thursday night.
Chief Superintendent Mark Dennett, the area commander, issued an urgent warning at 7.37pm for residents to stay indoors for their own safety.
Judith Ellis, eyewitness –
Ten minutes before this kicked off, around the bend, I looked to the left, I saw police snipers pointing towards that direction. We continued down here and a couple of seconds later, the police came down the street and one crashed into another. And it was mayhem, basically.”
Best of Political Betting comments tonight –
BBC Website headline is legendary stuff:
”Police negotiate with man resembling gunman”
by astateofdenmark July 9th, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Anyone else reminded of Harry Roberts? He evaded Britain’s finest for 3 months whilst taking his meals in a cafe next door to the police station.
by fr July 9th, 2010 at 9:57 pm
I am glad that Cameron did not win outright. Joe Public is much more likey to go along with the cuts, with the Lib/Dems on board, than without them.
by John S July 9th, 2010 at 9:57 pm
Must be their fear of the European Human Rights Act.
by Exeunt Omnes July 9th, 2010 at 10:00 pm
The Daily Mail surpasses itself:
”Expert negotiators were rushed to the scene in Rothbury, Northumberland, in an attempt to stop Raoul Moat killing himself”
by astateofdenmark July 9th, 2010 at 10:00 pm
Must be dark in Rothbury by 10.20.
by dr spyn July 9th, 2010 at 10:01 pm
Gazza is at the scene, and no, I’m not kidding. Says he knew Raoul Moat.
by Scott P July 9th, 2010 at 10:02 pm