By Ollie Irish
Paul Gascoigne, of all people, showed up at the Raoul Moat police cordon in Rothbury earlier this evening and asked to talk to his friend ‘Moatie’. Gazza had brought the suspected killer some food (chicken), alcohol (can of warm lager) and warm clothing. We’re not making this up.
The 1990 World Cup hero described Moat as “a good lad” and claimed there was no chance of the man wanted in connection with three shootings trying to harm him, as they are mates. We’re not making this up.
Police officers didn’t allow Gascoigne access to the scene of the stand-off. Very wise, as Gazza is clearly headmental, poor chap.
During a bizarre interview with Metro Radio, Gazza mumbled: “He [Moat] is willing to give in now. I just want to give him some therapy and say ‘come on Moaty, it’s Gazza’.
“I guarantee, Moaty, he won’t shoot me. I am good friends with him.”
We’re not making this up. Depressing, innit.