The Hunt For Raoul Moat has shocked and disgusted many viewers by its depiction of the support given to the killer in 2010 when he fled from the police.
Ingleby, Cassidy, and Rishi are the stars of ITV true crime drama The story of the former prisoner who fled Northumbria following a shooting spree that saw him kill one person, injure two others and then take his own life after a standoff with armed officers.
Matt Stokoe portrays Moat. The media was very interested in his week-long run, which took place in July 2010. Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne Arriving at the crimescene claiming to be a close friend of the fugitive.
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Ingleby, the actor who played Chief Supt. Neil Adamson is shown having a beer in a bar where he hears a group of people chanting, “Raoul Moat’s our mate.
Moat shot and blinded PC David Rathband, whom he mistakenly thought was a policeman, before killing Samantha Stobbart’s new boyfriend Christopher Brown.
The show’s portrayal that the public supported the criminal was offensive to viewers.
One can be a part of the other. tweeted: “I’m literally shocked people were praising Raoul Moat like this and singing songs glorifying him killing coppers ! It’s disgusting. Absolute madness. I hope those people are ashamed #TheHuntforRaoulMoat”
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Another declared: “The more I’m watching about the #RaoulMoat case, the more disturbing it’s becoming. He was actually thought of as a hero, and not merely a victim. It was absolutely terrible for those poor innocent victims.”
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Just one viewer insisted: “There’s dramatisation, there’s artistic licence and then there’s utter b*****ks that defames an entire region. A tiny minority supported #RaoulMoat. The majority of people were shocked by the incident, and blamed it on the system. However, they didn’t believe he was correct.”
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