Richard D Hall at richplanet.net has been doing research on Moat & Rathband, he's keeping it to his live talks for the moment.
My interpretation of his theories is that Rathband was having an affair with Sue Sim & MK Ultra Moat was sent out to get him, that failed & he was murdered at his home & the scene made to look like a suicide.
What I believe really happened is along those lines, the whole operation was to assassinate Rathband, for what reason I'm not sure, it could be affairs, corruption, fraud or simply knowing too much.
I've always questioned the extraordinary coincidence of Rathband being the same officer who arrested Moat for not having a scrap metal licence while taking some junk to cash in using his tree surgeon wagon.
How does Rathband - a day shift traffic cop, happen to be sitting near a motorway at night? & how does Moat find him there? Moat said later he didn't know the officer he shot was Rathband.
The girlfriend of Moat, Sam Stobbart was rewarded with a unknown amount for an interview with the News of the World, Moat had turned up at her home with a gun after she boasted she was having sex with a police officer & told her where to find them. Did she tell Moat that officer was Rathband?
Sam was shot through a double glazed window with what Moat said was a custom cartridge with most of the lead pellets removed because he only wanted to warn her not kill her, the media reported she suffered life threatening injuries & had to undergo major operations yet there are no photos of her stomach injuries, only a small cut on her arm.
Rathband had been recently transferred to Northumbria, which would suggest to me, a set-up - it's another extraordinary coicidence that out of 2000 officers on the Northumbria force, he is the only one to be shot by Moat during his hunt for police to kill.
I'm suspicious of the hanging too, it's not impossible for a blind man to do but an overdose would be much easier - Rathband was on multiple prescription painkillers & would have 100s of tablets in the house.
I don't think he was removed for his affair with Lisa French, it's more likely she was brought in as his handler.
Rathband had multiple affairs over 20 years of marriage & his wife was paid off with £100,000http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pc ... ted-772314http://www.conspiracy-cafe.com/apps/blo ... d-rathband