New pictures released of fugitive gunman Raoul Moat

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New CCTV images of on-the-run gunman Raoul Moat were released by police today.

The pictures show the 37-year-old former nightclub bouncer with a distinctive mohican-style haircut in a Newcastle shop on Friday.

He is wearing a tight-fitting bright orange T-shirt with dark jeans and white trainers, and appears to have lost weight.

The CCTV images, captured in the Scotswood Road branch of hardware store B&Q, are the most recent pictures police have of the fugitive.

They were taken hours before Moat allegedly shot his partner and killed her new boyfriend at 2.40am on Saturday morning.

Northumbria Police temporary deputy chief constable Jim Campbell said: "He looks different in these images compared to previous photographs, and in particular show his hairstyle, what he was wearing, and the fact he seems to have lost weight.

"We're hoping these up-to-date images will help the public identify him.

"The search for Moat continues, and a wide variety of intensive operational activity is taking place across the force area. Particular focus still remains on the Rothbury area.

"This is a complex investigation and we are committed to resolving this situation as soon as possible."

Bodybuilder Moat is 6ft 3in, of heavy build and has blue eyes and light-coloured hair.

Police believe he could be wearing a grey or light blue hooded top, a red or orange T-shirt, dark jeans and white size 12 trainers.

Anyone with information about Moat's whereabouts is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043.