Pc Rathband arrested on suspicion of assault

THE Cramlington policeman blinded by Raoul Moat last year has been arrested on suspicion of an assault at his home.

Pc David Rathband, 43, was held on suspicion of carrying out an attack at his home in Cramlington, on Tuesday, August 23.

The Pc was shot by Moat as he sat in his patrol car on July 3, 2010.

Moat had already shot his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and killed her new boyfriend before the attack, and later shot himself after a manhunt.

Mr Rathband set up the Blue Lamp Foundation to offer help to injured members of the emergency services last year.