Moat inquiry leads to 15 arrests

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A total of 15 people have been arrested by police during the Raoul Moat investigation.

Two men, aged 28 and 36, were arrested in the Newcastle area on suspicion of assisting an offender, Northumbria Police said today.



They were later released on police bail, pending further inquiries.



Yesterday, police arrested three men, aged 27, 34 and 45, at two addresses in Newcastle and one in Wallsend, on the same charges. They have also been bailed.



So far only two people have been charged in relation to the inquiry.



Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on July 8 charged with conspiracy to commit murder and possessing a firearm with intent.



Ness, 26, from Dudley in North Tyneside, and Awan, 23, from Blyth in Northumberland, were remanded in custody to appear before Newcastle Crown Court later this month.