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PC David Rathband’s Twin Brother To Carry On Work Of Blue Lamp Foundation

March 3, 2012

The twin brother of the police officer shot and blinded by Raoul Moat said he would carry on the work of his charity.

PC David Rathband was found dead by police at his home in Blyth, Northumberland, on Wednesday night.

His brother Darren flew back from Australia and on Saturday, he was at the weekly Newcastle Parkrun, which his brother took part in.

He said he would continue the work of the Blue Lamp Foundation, which his brother set up.

Runners in the 5km run at Newcastle’s Exhibition Park held a minute’s silence to remember PC Rathband

PC Rathband set up his charity after he was shot twice by Moat in Newcastle in July 2010.

It aims to help emergency service staff injured in the line of duty.

In a post on Twitter, Mr Rathband said: “Makes me weep reading all your messages, broken but determined to keep David’s foundation growing for others. Please help me.”

On Friday, the inquest into PC Rathband’s death heard he was found hanged.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Alan Phillips permalink
    March 3, 2012 2:37 pm

    This goes to show the lack of back up for our emergency crews injured in the line of duty.

    It is criminal that this man and many many others don’t have the services and back up they deserve after being injured it isn’t just front line police fire etc. its nursing staff injured in ward accidents ambulance staff injured in lifting accidents all left to carry on with life after injury with little assistance to psychiatric staff assaulted by patients laft to claim criminal injury payments with no counselling and unable to return to work to this brave man who has ultimately given his life.

    When will we get a grip on all of this?


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