Corrections and clarifications


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The Independent Online

An article of 5 January (“Police under fire for handling of Moat manhunt”) reported that the late PC David Rathband waited nine months for counselling promised by Northumbria Police. We have been asked to make clear that the force maintains that responsibility for the delay largely lay with PC Rathband himself.

The article also included an allegation that PC Rathband, who was blinded by Raoul Moat in 2010, had to purchase his own cane; Northumbria Police says it purchased canes for him.