Northumberland Police have today announced that in keeping with there new found spirit of negotiation and community involvement gunman Raoul Moat will be asked where he'd like to receive the bullet that will kill him.
"We're trying to move away from the public perception of blasting away willy nilly," explained liaison officer PC Wendy Smith. "With the eyes of the world on our force we will be clearly seen as a force that likes to involve its suspects in negotiation before we blow them viciously apart."
As the Police carefully comb the area around Rothbury shouts of "Moat, head, chest or testicles?" have been heard before the officers enter each new building.
"We are really hoping that Raoul works with us on this," continues Miss Smith, "we would hate for him or the general public to think that we don't care. Death is such a personal thing that it really is only right that there is some sort of choice."
When asked if the armed units are competent enough to actually deliver the ultimate bullet to the requested area Smith was un-candid; "No way, but who the hell's going to know when we've riddled his body with bullets after he's dead."