Relatives of Raoul Moat, 37 from Tyneside claim he was harassed by Northumberland Police for 5 years over the matter.
Video recordings obtained by our reporter show that during a final standoff, in which Mr Moat was wanted on two separate charges of GBH and one of murder. Mr Moat and an unnamed police negotiator repeatedly argued:
Police negotiator: “It’s Raoul with an R. Dickhead”
Moat: “The R is silent, it’s pronounced with a H, as in H-aou-ll. Thicko”
The recordings confirm these two lines of conversation continued for six hours.
By the time a French mediator arrived at the scene, Mr Moat had allegedly taken his own life.
The IPCC have been informed