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StoryCast ’21: ‘No one knew what Raoul Moat would do next’ – the police chief who led the UK’s most notorious manhunt | UK News

In July 2010, Sue Sim, Temporary Police Chief of the Northumbria Police Department, received a call in the middle of the night to say that there had been a double shooting in a quiet suburb near Newcastle. The cat-and-mouse search for gunman Raoul Moat involved specialized police units, snipers, RAF jets and took place live in front of a global television audience.

Ms Sim shared her story in The Hunt For Raoul Moat, the second episode of StoryCast ’21 – a Sky News podcast series telling 21 extraordinary personal stories of some of the biggest current events of the century.

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Sue Sim had been temporary chief constable for Northumbria Police for just over three months when she received a call in the middle of the night saying two people had been shot in Birtley, Tyne and Wear.

Chris Brown, a 29-year-old karate instructor, had been shot in what was later described as an execution-type murder. His girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, 22, was seriously injured.

Police said they were looking for a man named Raoul Thomas Moat.

Pressing the phone to her ear and listening to the details of the case, Ms Sim thought she was dealing with a routine murder investigation.

Sue Sim led the Moat investigation with national media attention
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Sue Sim led the Moat investigation with national media attention

The mother-of-two had no idea she was about to lead the biggest manhunt in UK history under the gaze of national media attention.

Sharing her story during ‘The Hunt For Raoul Moat’, Ms Sim said: ‘I thought what we needed to do then was locate Raoul Moat, I never expected this to turn into an incident. .

Moat had recently had a relationship with Ms Stobbart, but they broke up while he was serving two months in prison for assault.

It was shortly after his release that he targeted his former partner and new lover, Mr Brown.

Raoul Moat fled after shooting Samantha Stobbart and Chris Brown
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This notice was published: 2021-05-04 13:52:00