Daughter’s tribute at Raoul Moat victim’s funeral
The daughter of the man murdered by gunman Raoul Moat paid a poignant tribute to him yesterday.
Chris Brown's funeral was attended by hundreds of friends and relatives in his home town of Slough, Berkshire, with many mourners wearing the colours of his beloved Chelsea FC.
The father-of-two was shot dead by former nightclub doorman Moat in Birtley, Gateshead, in the early hours of July 3.
His girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, who was also injured in the attack, had told her former partner Moat that she was dating a police officer.
The 22-year-old did not attend yesterday's 35-minute service at Slough Crematorium, after she was criticised by Mr Brown's family for telling the lie, knowing Moat hated the police.
Mr Brown's daughter Charlee (11) wrote a message to her father which was attached to a floral tribute spelling out ‘Daddy’ in white flowers.
The letter read: “Daddy — Now you're a star in the sky. Please, when I look, shine bright. I will know it's you and blow a kiss, tell you I love you, and help you sleep tight. Love always, Charlee.”