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Fugitive Moat: CCTV pictures of murder suspect

New CCTV images of on-the-run gunman Raoul Moat have been released by police.

The pictures show the 37-year-old former nightclub bouncer with a distinctive mohican-style haircut in a Newcastle shop in Friday.

He is wearing a tight-fitting bright orange T-shirt with dark jeans and white trainers, and appears to have lost weight.

The CCTV images, captured in the Scotswood Road branch of hardware store B&Q, are the most recent pictures police have of the fugitive.

They were taken hours before Moat allegedly shot his partner and killed her new boyfriend at 2.40am on Saturday morning.

Northumbria Police temporary deputy chief constable Jim Campbell said: "He looks different in these images compared to previous photographs, and in particular show his hairstyle, what he was wearing, and the fact he seems to have lost weight.

"We're hoping these up-to-date images will help the public identify him.

Bodybuilder Moat is 6ft 3in, of heavy build and has blue eyes and light-coloured hair. Police believe he could be wearing a grey or light blue hooded top, a red or orange T-shirt, dark jeans and white size 12 trainers.

Meanwhile, Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan, who were arrested by police hunting for Moat, have appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court charged with conspiracy to murder and possessing a firearm with intent.

Ness, 26, of Dudley, North Tyneside, and Awan, 23, of Blyth, Northumberland, were remanded in custody to appear before Newcastle Crown Court on July 22.


From Belfast Telegraph