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Rathband 'found it difficult to adjust'


David Rathband, the police officer who was shot and blinded by fugitive gunman Raoul Moat, has been found dead at his home in Northumberland.

Peter White, presenter of BBC Radio 4's In Touch, told the Today programme that PC Rathband was a physical man and an authority figure who found it difficult to adjust to his new life.

"He suddenly found himself in a situation where other people were telling him what to do," he explained.

While there are ways to cope with blindness, he said, PC Rathband "was in a lot of pain" and struggled to adapt because of that.

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