David Rathband has been found dead today, suicide seems the likely cause of death. I am so sad to hear this, my heart goes out to his family and loved ones, sleep well David x

Gabby Mottershead

The policeman shot by fugitive Raoul Moat has told how a vision of his children saved his life. Pc David Rathband said he knew he was at risk of bleeding to death when he was blasted in the face as he sat unarmed in his patrol car last month.
Slumped in the footwell of the Northumbria Police Volvo T5, the father of two said he felt his life slipping away as blood poured from his wounds. As Moat left him for dead, he was able to call for help using his police radio. It was then that a vision of his son Ashley and daughter Mia filled his mind. They began to speak and Ashley, 17, reached out to grab hold of his father to stop him slipping away.

This reminds me of my battle with breast cancer, almost immediately after I was diagnosed, I knew I had to recover…

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer survivor and advocate, Breast Cacner UK ambassador, party animal, proud grandmother, mother to two wonderful sons, wife to Paul, loving life in Manchester, the best place on earth. Love my family, live music, my house rabbit and general shenanigans.
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