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Killer Raoul Moat left six suicide notes

Police found a series of suicide notes left by gun maniac Raoul Moat after he embarked on a murderous rampage, an inquest jury has heard.

Moat left six letters in his house, which showed he intended to take his own life, the inquest at Newcastle Crown Court heard.

In one, to ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, he expresses his love for her and says that he cannot live without her, adding: "Knowing you hate me is tearing me apart."

In another to his business partner, Karl Ness, he writes: "Sorry mate, I'm done with it all. Please take the company if you want it. I can't do this anymore."

The court was told the failed relationship with Ms Stobbart was the "catalyst" for his murderous rampage. Moat died after a stand-off with police in Rothbury, Northumberland.

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