Raoul Moat was fatally injured early this morning when he shot himself at the end of a six-hour stand-off with armed police.But not before there was yet more farce when Gazza turned up to 'help'.
Which came as a bit of a surprise to his agent:
Gascoigne's agent, Kenny Shepherd, said: "He's doing what? I am sitting having an evening meal in Majorca. I'm speechless."Poor, poor man...
So, where was he all this time?
Incredibly, he was found near a house which he had apparently broken into and slept in earlier in the week, raising the possibility that he had been lurking under the noses of police throughout the multimillion-pound manhunt./doublefacepalm
The developments are embarrassing for acting Northumbria Chief Constable Sue Sim who had told worried Rothbury residents on Thursday: 'I am not saying he is going to be walking down the street with a gun.'Surely, this woman's woeful performance is enough evidence to end this useless diversity experiment forthwith?
But just four hours after she uttered those words, Moat might have done just that.
A number of witnesses are convinced they saw Moat calmly strolling down their high street at 10.45pm wearing a hooded top and a baseball cap.