New ITV Raoul Moat drama slammed by sister of one of his victims
A new ITV drama about Raoul Moat’s shooting spree has been slammed by the sister of one of his victims who claimed it ‘should be left in the past’.
Sister of victim Samantha Stobbart, Kelly Stobbart, 40, said broadcaster ITV ‘doesn’t understand the impact’ its new three-part series The Hunt for Raoul Moat will have on people involved.
Miss Stobbart told the Daily Mirror: ‘We’re lucky our Sam survived. ITV don’t realise the impact this will have on the people involved. It still gives me nightmares and I suffer PTSD.
‘I’m so sick of hearing Raoul’s name and I’m so sick of him being on TV. I hate seeing his face on social media and then having to read all the comments people make about Sam. My whole family and I all feel that it should be left in the past.’
The victim’s other sister Claire, who lives in Tenerife, also criticised the ITV drama on social media.
She said: ‘It’s always the same, every year they’re trying to make a few quid. Dramas, documentaries. By 2030, it’ll be a film.’
Samantha Stobbart was left critically injured after she was shot in the stomach by Moat and only survived because her arm had partially blocked the shot.
Moat, 37, went on a shotgun spree in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, two days after leaving HMP Durham where he had served an 18-week sentence for assaulting a nine-year-old.
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