Policeman Shot in Newcastle

According to a recent report, a police officer was shot in an attack in East Denton, Newcastle on Sunday.

The detectives are connecting the incident with a shooting, where a man was murdered and his partner was seriously injured.

An armed man walked towards the officer and shot the policeman in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Presently he is receiving treatment at a hospital and his condition is "serious" but there is no danger to his life.

Police have revealed that a uniformed motor patrol official was giving a "static patrol" on a roundabout that links the A1 and A69 when he was hit with the gunshot. The policeman was then taken to Newcastle General Hospital.

Sue Sim, a temporary Chief Constable, disclosed that the attack was unprovoked. He revealed that he believes that the shot was fired by the same man, who attacked two people in Gateshead yesterday morning.

He further said that the name of the man is Raoul Thomas Moat and he is wanted by the police. Sim cautioned the people to approach him as he is very dangerous. He was a former bouncer and is said to have committed the act in a fit of anger.