Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Killer's Fury Revealed

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Killer's Fury Revealed

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RAOUL Moat threatened staff from Newcastle City Council accusing them of lying and being "more bent than the police".

The former nightclub doorman's frustrations with social workers are captured in conversations he recorded on a secret microphone. And he can be even heard saying he will contact the Chronicle with his story if he couldn't get things sorted.

Newcastle City Council was so concerned the 37-year-old father-of-three would target staff after shooting his ex-partner, her new boyfriend, and a policeman, that it closed several council buildings - understood to include children's centres - while the manhunt was under way.

Further extracts from tapes have now been obtained from a friend of Moat.

In one telephone conversation with a social worker, recorded in February this year, Moat said: "Yous are bare-faced liars. You've been caught time after time.

"Charges have been dropped because you keep telling lies.

"You see this business in here... this organisation..

more bent than the police. I've never come across anything like it.

"I was up in court on two charges for allegations that social had made, that are proven to be false in court through CCTV, through all the recordings, and I'm still getting crucified for it now." Moat concluded: "OK. That's another contact not taking place for the fifth time since the New Year. "Marvellous. Special note - social services are *****."

The recordings were handed in by a friend of Moat who wanted him to be seen differently from the person portrayed in the last week.

In a separate conversation with a social worker, Moat is heard to say: "I've had enough of the way yous are going on. I've had enough. She is an absolute liar. I can prove it. At no point have I raised my voice or intimidated her or mentioned where she lives or mentioned about how much money she gets and I can prove this 100%. …

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