Raoul Moat Warned Ex-Girlfriend He Was 'Going To Go Crazy', Inquest Hears
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Gun maniac Raoul Moat warned his ex-girlfriend he was "going to go crazy" after she told him she wanted him out of her life, an inquest has heard.
In a prison phone call which sparked his murderous rampage, his former lover told the 37-year-old bouncer that her new boyfriend was a "handy f****** bloke" who could knock him out.
The inquest at Newcastle Crown Court also heard suicide notes, including one to a friend in which he says: "Sorry mate, I'm done with it all."
Moat killed his love rival Chris Brown, 29, in Birtley, Gateshead, in July last year, then blasted his ex-lover Samantha Stobbart, 22, leaving her in a critical condition.
The next night he shot unarmed Pc David Rathband, who was sitting in a patrol car outside Newcastle. Moat died a week later after a stand-off with police in Rothbury, Northumberland, following a huge manhunt.
While serving 18 weeks for assaulting a child, Moat spoke several times to Miss Stobbart and, as was usual practice, the calls were recorded.
In one call, she tells him the relationship is over. Moat says: "We had one argument the other day. Let's not get all silly about it."
He complains that "everybody is getting on my case" and that he is getting "picked on".
Days later, he calls and says: "You are the only person I have ever cared about. I can't have you out of my life. I'm going to go crazy, man."
Miss Stobbart tells him she has met a new man, warning: "To be honest, Raoul, he is a handy f****** bloke and he is a lot younger than you."