http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/1 ... raoul-moatAssistant Chief Constable Greg Vant, of Northumbria police
, said: "There is some intelligence that Raoul Moat may have had more than one weapon and it is only prudent, with the safety of the public in mind, to rule out such a possibility."
Here is Greg Vant:
Mr Vant joined Thames Valley Police in 1980 where he served as a uniform officer for three years. In 1983 he transferred to Northumbria Police where he has gained extensive experience in both uniform and CID roles.
Mr Vant was Detective Superintendent in charge of the Major Crime Teams before being promoted to Chief Superintendent in 2003, when he led the Professional Standards Department, his last role before completing the Strategic Command Course at Bramshill.
He was promoted to his current position in April 2006. In addition to gaining experience across various portfolio responsibilities as a Chief Officer, he has completed a secondment to the National Coordinators Office for Serious and Organised Crime where he played a lead role in taking forward the Organised Crime Partnership Board’s programme of work.
He has a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Funnily enough, I found this FOIA request regarding Vant on the What Do They Know? website:http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a ... t_assist_2
Haven't we seen this perp before? That's right, it's Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, covered elsewhere in this section for his role in the Anuj Bidve/Psycho Stapleton psyop. Mr Fahy has also chipped in to the storyline with this contribution:Chief Constable Peter Fahy
has slammed the live TV coverage of the death of fugitive gunman Raoul Moat.
Greater Manchester’s top cop warned that the advent of round-the-clock TV news has had a ‘profound effect on policing’
(It certainly has).
He said it was ‘more of an issue’ than the Facebook tribute page to Moat which attracted more than 30,000 supporters.
Mr Fahy said: “It cannot be right that the last hours of a man’s life are broadcast on live television with members of his family looking on.”
Staff from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
, which is investigating events leading up to Moat's death, visited his family on Sunday.Policeman blinded by Raoul Moat before splitting from wife 'forms close bond with 7/7 survivor'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1lSaxnG1b
They really have worked hard to connect this with 7/7.
* Pc David Rathband announced on Twitter that he was splitting from wife Kath after 20 years
* 7/7 survivor Lisa French has formed a close friendship with the officer
The policeman shot and blinded by Raoul Moat has formed a close friendship with a survivor of the 7/7 terror attacks.Pc David Rathband
, 43, has been photographed out with Lisa French
days after splitting with his wife.
Lisa French, 34, who was seriously injured in a blast on board a bus six years ago, was introduced to Pc Rathband at a charity event, the Sunday Mirror reported.
She told the 7/7 inquest how she decided not to sit next to bomber Hasib Hussain
, 18, because she had her laptop with her and didn't think there would be space as he had such a large bag.
Instead, Miss French sat four rows in front of him on the upper deck. She suffered perforated eardrums as well as broken teeth, cuts and bruises in the blast – and described herself as ‘very lucky’.