Moat -The Great Escape
Raoul Moat hunt one of most expensive in police history - mirror.co.uk
The search for Raoul Moat is one of the most expensive manhunts in British police history with the final bill expected to run into millions.
Hundreds of officers from 15 different forces, many of them specialist marksmen and sniffer dog handlers, are involved round the clock.
Around one-tenth of all UK armed police who are available for duty have been called up. The Met has sent 40 specialist firearms officers and the Police Service of Northern Ireland has provided 20 armoured cars. RAF Tornados have also been sweeping the area in the increasingly desperate hunt.
Questions need to be asked, a small 2000 population village surrounded by fields.... And why did it take so long to persuade him to top himself and save us all a lot of bother. "You, gun, down, No? Bang" Off to the pub to celebrate.