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Raoul Moat NOT in North Yorkshire

Raoul Moat NOT in North Yorkshire

11:36am 8th July 2010
(Updated 11:50am 8th July 2010)

North Yorkshire Police are re-assuring residents here, there is NO indication that Raoul Moat is in the county.

The search for Moat is now in its 6th day and detectives are continuing to search woodland around Rothbury in Northumberland.

Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police Adam Briggs has issued the following statement:

“North Yorkshire Police are in close contact with colleagues in Northumbria Police regarding the hunt for Raoul Moat. At this time there is no indication that Moat is in the North Yorkshire area. There have been a small number of reported sightings from members of the public across North Yorkshire. Each of these has been investigated and resolved as not being Raoul Moat.

"The communities of North Yorkshire and York can be reassured that we have defined plans in place which will enable us to respond to any potential sightings of Raoul Moat in a timely and professional way.”

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