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Friday, August 26, 2011

[UK] Hero cop PC Rathband "DE-ARRESTED" for wife-assault suspicion after telling officer's he felt unwell

...[Northumbria Police Constable David] Rathband was spoken to at the scene and officers are said to have given the couple advice before leaving... He was then de-arrested, which meant he did not have to be removed from the property. Unlike being released with no further action, being de-arrested means the record of the original arrest is removed from police files...

RAOUL MOAT VICTIM PC DAVID RATHBAND ARRESTED
BBC
August 26, 2011
[Excerpt] The policeman blinded by gunman Raoul Moat has been arrested on suspicion of an assault at his home. PC David Rathband, 43, was held on suspicion of carrying out an attack at his home in Cramlington, Northumberland, on Tuesday night. A police source told the BBC that he was later allowed home pending further inquiries because he had complained of feeling unwell... [Full article here]

THE HERO PC LEFT BLIND BY GUNMAN RAOUL MOAT IS ACCUSED OF WIFE ATTACK
Daily Mail
By Paul Sims
26 August 2011
[Excerpts] The constable shot and blinded by Raoul Moat has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife in a late-night row. David Rathband, 43, was detained by colleagues at the £300,000 home he shares with Kath, 41. The officers are believed to have been responding to a call from the couple’s son... Mr Rathband was spoken to at the scene and officers are said to have given the couple advice before leaving. A spokesman for Northumbria Police said inquiries about Tuesday evening’s incident were ongoing... There have been regular hospital visits to have the shotgun pellets removed and he was there again just hours before his arrest... When officers arrived at his home in Cramlington, Northumberland, and arrested him he told them he had been feeling unwell. Last night, Mr Rathband’s spokesman Sharron Ashurst said: ‘We have no comment to make regarding this alleged arrest other than no allegations were made or are being made by any person concerning David Rathband’s conduct... In a statement, Northumbria Police said: ‘At 11.51 pm on Tuesday, August 23, police were called to a report of an assault at a residential address in Cramlington... [Full article here]

DAVID RATHBAND ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT
The Journal
by Rob Pattinson
Aug 26 2011
BLINDED PC David Rathband has been arrested on suspicion of assault, police have confirmed. The 43-year-old was held on suspicion of carrying out an attack at his home in Cramlington, Northumberland, late on Tuesday night. Officers were yesterday continuing their inquiries into the report, although a spokeswoman for PC Rathband claimed he had been taken into custody for his “own safety”. The spokeswoman refused to comment on who was in the house, which he shares with his wife Kath and two teenage children... The injured officer was released a short time after the arrest after complaining of feeling unwell. PC Rathband is still employed by Northumbria Police, although he is currently suing the force for leaving him as a “sitting duck” when he was targeted by gunman Raoul Moat. A spokeswoman [PC Rathband’s spokeswoman Sharron Ashurst] for the police officer denied he had been involved in an assault of any kind.... A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “At 11.51pm on Tuesday, August 23, police were called to a report of an assault at a residential address in Lyndale, Cramlington. “Officers attended and a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault. Inquiries are ongoing”... [Full article here]

HERO COP DAVID RATHBAND ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF ASSAULTING WIFE
mirror.co.uk
26/08/2011
[Excerpts] SHE has loyally stood by him as he bravely battles to come to terms with life after being blinded by gun maniac Raoul Moat. And yesterday colleagues of hero police officer David Rathband were said to be shocked as he was suspected of attacking his devoted wife Kath. The couple were believed to be having a furious row just before midnight on Tuesday when their concerned son ... rang police... Three officers arrived at the £300,000 detached house in Cramlington, Northumberland, and arrested PC Rathband, 43, on suspicion of assault. They also advised Kath, 41, about her rights before leaving in the early hours of the morning. PC Rathband, who was blinded in both eyes when Moat opened fire on his patrol car last July, had been to hospital to have some of the 200 shotgun pellets still in his face and skull removed just hours before his arrest... The former traffic cop told officers he had been feeling unwell after the procedure to remove the pellets. He was then de-arrested, which meant he did not have to be removed from the property. Unlike being released with no further action, being de-arrested means the record of the original arrest is removed from police files. The officers left once they were satisfied the situation had been resolved. In a statement, PC Rathband’s spokeswoman Sharron Ashurst said: “We have no comment to make regarding this alleged arrest other than no allegations were made or are being made by any person concerning David Rathband’s conduct... Neighbours in the quiet cul-de-sac were stunned by the arrest. One said: “He is regarded as a hero around here. No one deserves to go through what he has been through. Everyone is very supportive of him.” Northumbria Police confirmed: “Officers attended a residential address and a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault... [Full article here]
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