A DECADE since Raoul Moat wreaked terror on the North-East, an hour-long documentary focussing on his murderous rampage is to air later this week.

Presented by journalist Nicky Campbell, Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story, features new interviews with family members and witnesses who saw the events unfold.

The new documentary will tell the story of how Moat - one of Britain's most notorious killers - evaded police for a week after going on the run.

Moat had gone on the run after shooting dead his ex-girlfriend's new partner Chris Brown, outside an address in Birtley, Gateshead in July 2010.

He then went on to shoot PC David Rathband in the face while he was parked in a police car on a roundabout above the A1 in Newcastle.

He was later shot dead while on the run in Rothbury, Northumberland.

Speaking about the up and coming documentary Mike Blair, Executive Producer for MultiStory Media, said: “This documentary is the latest in a line of programmes to come out of our base in Cardiff and thanks to the experience and skill of the team there.

"It will provide a revealing and sensitive insight into a manhunt which gripped the nation - but which had a tragic backstory.”

Tom Giles, ITV Controller of Current Affairs, said: “With this landmark documentary, ITV aims to provide an important and vivid insight into these tragic events.

"At a time when media scrutiny has never been higher, and with public services like the police feeling the strain, this programme will delve into the investigation of the case and the actions of Moat in forensic detail, with the intention of immersing viewers in the manhunt, exploring how Moat escaped officers’ clutches for a week.”

  • Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story airs on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 9pm on ITV.