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PC David Rathband's life span out of control after maniac Raoul Moat shot him

Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story is set to air on ITV, with the documentary sharing the horrific story of shotgun maniac Raoul Moat.

The programme is airing 10 years after the shocking events which saw Moat brutally kill his ex- girlfriend’s new boyfriend, before shooting and blinding PC David Rathband.

Airing a decade after the manhunt to track down the killer made headlines, the TV show will demonstrate the crimes which sadly resulted in the policeman taking his own life.

It was on July 4 2010 that PC David Rathband was finishing his shift when he was shot twice by the shotgun-wielding maniac.

PC David Rathband tragically killed himself years after the horrific event

He lost sight in both eyes after the terrifying ordeal, and poured himself into starting the Blue Lamp Foundation to help injured 999 workers, becoming a national hero.

However, the trauma he faced resulted combined with his marriage falling apart resulted in devastating consequences.

The 44-year-old father-of Ash and Mia killed himself at his home in Blyth, Northumberland in February 2012.

Darren is David’s twin brother who has been left grief-stricken

David’s grieving twin brother Darren has opened up about the tragic events as the family are in the process of taking legal action against David’s employer.

Darren said they were still “fighting for acknowledgement that David was let down”.

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It has been said the force did not do enough to warn staff that Moat had told a 999 call handler he was hunting for officers on the night PC Rathband was shot.

Darren said: “As a family we obviously reflect on past events that had such a tragic outcome for David.

PC David Rathband’s life span out of control after maniac Raoul Moat blinded him

“David, like so many other people, was just doing his job. As an unarmed traffic officer he was single crewed and no threat to anyone.

“Yet he was left fighting for his life, and his independence was taken that day by a coward.

“Although the 4th of July is an important date, for us the significant anniversary is the day David left us and we lost a very special man.”

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