Mum of Raoul Moat's victim slams ITV producers for 'opening old wounds' with new show
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The mum of one of Raoul Moat's victims has hit out at ITV for releasing three-part series, The Hunt for Raoul Moat.
The new drama will document the story of a man who went on the run, after shooting three people in 24 hours in 2010.
After being released from prison, Moat shot ex-partner Samantha Stobbart, who survived the attack, and her new boyfriend Christopher Brown.
Moat also shot and blinded PC David Rathband as he was sitting in his police car.
Brown died after being shot at close range, and his mum has questioned why these types of series never 'thinks about the mothers'.
She told MailOnline: "When they make these programmes no-one ever thinks about the mothers.
"We want to know why they are doing this now?
"It just opens up old wounds for us just so that they can attract viewers and make millions out of it. They should allow my son to rest in peace."
PC David Rathband, who was also shot, sadly took his life two years later.
His grandmother Sally said: "Making a drama out of it is like opening old wounds.
"My daughter and I have both suffered with our health because of all this. It's going to have a ripple effect.
"My 19-year-old granddaughter heard about it when it was announced they had began filming and she asked me 'What is this programme they are making about Christopher'
"She said don't get involved in it, it's just going to make you ill again."
Sally said that the show got in contact with her in 2020 and her daughter 'had a conversation with them on the phone about it'.
"They said they would call back but she never heard anything more from them," she claims.
"I don't know if that is the same people or something else.
"My understanding of that was that they said it was going to be a reconstruction which sounds like something completely different.
"This certainly has nothing to do with us. They must have been speaking to somebody and I suppose they are going to make the programme based on somebody's point of view but it won't be about Christopher.
"They should leave it alone and let Christopher and David rest in peace. Just leave them be."
In a statement given to LADbible, ITV said: "World Productions contacted all the families affected by Raoul Moat’s crimes."
The Hunt for Raoul Moat starts on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm on Sunday, 16 April.
Episode 2 airs on Monday, 17 April, while episode 3 airs on Tuesday, 18 April.
LADbible has also contacted ITV for additional comment.