This Article is About
ghost writer
new boyfriend
Tango 190 - PC David Rathband
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Tango 190  -  PC David Rathband

With the help of Tony Horne, his ghost writer PC David Rathband wrote Tango 190 - The Gateshead shootings and the hunt for Raoul Moat. Tango 190 is his story from 3rd July 2010 when he started the shift that saw him blinded with a shotgun by Raoul Moat through his recovery and the trial of the 2 men who were found guilty of being Moat's accomplice and of his own attempted murder.

Tango 190 was the police call sign for PC David Rathband who was a traffic cop for the Northumbria Police. His shift for Saturday 3rd July 2010 was supposed to have been from 2pm to midnight but he had decided to take the day off after spending a very long and draining day at a local hospital representing the family of a child killed in a car accident. However with the realisation that his house was going to filled with giggling girls all night celebrating his daughter's 12th birthday he then changed his mind and decided instead to do a later shift from 4pm to 2am. So on 3rd July after an early game of golf he came home to help his wife prepare for their daughter's party. He left his house for work on that day at about 3pm unaware of the fatal shootings that had taken place earlier in the day.

PC David Rathband knew Raoul Moat because he had arrested him on a previous occasion after suspecting him of stealing metal. Moat had just served 18 weeks in jail for assaulting a nine year old child. His girlfriend, and mother of his child, used his imprisonment to escape his clutches, she told Moat that their relationship was over and, in an attempt to scare him into leaving her alone, that her new boyfriend was a policeman .

Following his release from prison on 1st July, he shot and killed both his girlfriend and her new boyfriend in the early hours of 3rd July. He then announced that he was hunting a policeman. Photos of Moat had been circulated to the police force and they were told to be on the look out for a blue BMW.

Just after midnight PC David Rathband was sitting in his patrol car when he saw a black Lexus go round the roundabout, shortly after he heard a strange sound like metal on glass, he turned to look at the passenger side window and realised that it was him standing right beside his car. He had lost weight since the photo was taken that was circulating and he looked much slimmer and fitter. Wrong profile, wrong vehicle and the face of Raoul Moat was the last thing that PC Rathband ever saw.

Tango 190 never clocked off that day instead PC David Rathband spent the next 3 weeks in hospital and his life was changed forever.


Street Talk

Really good

Reply
  about 5 years ago

Thank you, I have now read this book and have to say that it definitely deserves the 5 stars given on Amazon

Reply
  about 6 years ago

Yes there was a lot about the facts of the case in the papers and on tv but this story is from the perspective of one of Moat's victims. The incident that blinded him, the hunt for Moat, his death and the court case - not just facts but the emotions too.

Reply
  about 6 years ago
You May Also Like
How to Book Publish
How to get a book published seems daunting. Yet when you actually think of your very own book on the shelves of Barnes & Noble, Amazon and other leading book stores a feeling of pride and accomplishment overwhelms you. You may wonder how it will ever materialize when you have…
By: Juliana1 in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 24, 2013  
2
  Likes: 2

Can You Really Make Money Online Without A Website?
Most people think that it's impossible to make money online without a website, but that is not the case. The Internet provides so many different ways to earn money online, and many of them do not require you to have a website. In this article we will talk about two…
By: Frank Caparso in  Internet and Businesses Online   Mar 17, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Relavant Keywords And Your Niche Article Statistics
Can you make money with your articles. Article marketing can be the main driving force to increase visitors and traffic to your website. You can make money with your articles by providing good content and information to the reader so they want to learn more about your offer. Anchor links…
  Likes: 3

4 Free Traffic Strategies
Do you have an online business and a web-site set up? Do you know how to get visitors to your site without spending a fortune doing so. I am going to share 4 ways for you to drive some traffic to your site for free. 1. Free Classified Ads- You…
By: Chery Schmidt in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Traffic Building   Jul 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Writer Market Your Words
These days meaningful words are more important than key word rate or key phrase performance on search engines. Good content in your website will ultimately be the best SEO plan and most times the content alone drives traffic to a site. This being said, key words are important to bring…
  Likes: 5

Killer Content - A Brand New Software To Help You Make Money Online
I don’t care what your occupation, job, profession or business may be; each single one of them carries at least one burden. Many times it carries even more than one. The one burden that internet marketing carries is that you have to constantly put new content on your blogs for…
0
  Likes: 3

PC Rathband - Goodbye to A Hero
PC Darren Rathband, the twin brother of PC David Rathband, had flown from Australia where he lives to attend the memorial service of his brother who was found hanged at his home in Northumbria, England on February 29th 2012. PC David Rathband clocked on for duty at the police station…
By:  in  News and Society   Mar 12, 2012  
6
  Likes: 3

A Classic Book Review - Grey Owl Revisited
In large part due to the movie of the same name most of us have heard of Grey Owl, who for a good part of his life successfully adopted the persona of a First Nations wilderness man in the early 20th century. As a child growing up on the Canadian…
By: Jo Sands in  Book Reviews  >  Biographies Memoirs   Apr 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Educative Toy Intended for Kids Utilized As Finding Out Aide In Order to Develop Knowledge In Addition to Motivation
Educational games for young children were the better plan through what kind can build interest with education from the little inquisitive minds connected with children. Children indicate curiosity in all of the things many people see, check out and find out. Parents adore to watch the children engage in with…
By: adminpool in  Book Reviews  >  Biographies Memoirs   Aug 12, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

The Shocking Truth About Seal Team 6 And No Easy Day!
A Little History The beginnings of Seal Team 6 date back to the failed attempt to rescue hostages in Iran in 1980. Afterward, the Navy decided there was a need for a full time Counter Terrorist unit. Richard Marcinko, a Navy representative for a task force called TAT (Terrorist Action…
By: Johnney in  Book Reviews  >  Biographies Memoirs   Sep 01, 2012  
10
  Likes: 8

Collectors Books
I have recently become very involved in selling books and enjoying it with immense pleasure. It basically all happened by default. I assisted a total stranger in doing admin (as I often do) on a particular page, as he is working on a DVD. The nest thing I knew, was…
By: Ronnie Murdoch Eaton in  Book Reviews  >  Biographies Memoirs   Apr 25, 2012  
8
  Likes: 1

Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson
Biography of Steve Jobs Steve Jobs, was he a visionary, a genius, an inventor. He was all of this and more. He had an innate ability to invent things people wanted. He invented products people didn't even know they wanted! How did this come about? Steve Jobs knew how to…
By: James Lamkin in  Book Reviews  >  Biographies Memoirs   Oct 13, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

No Easy Day - Not A Good Day for Seal Team 6
Controversy and Concern Brandon Webb's response to No Easy Day is... "This is not a good day for Seal Team Six." Webb a former Navy Seal himself and author of his own memoir, "The Red Circle," goes on to say " that the No Easy Day author has compromised the…
By: Johnney in  Book Reviews  >  Biographies Memoirs   Aug 31, 2012  
7
  Likes: 9

Article Views: 2144    Report this Article