Police hunting for a man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend, killing her new partner and seriously wounding an officer have called in reinforcements.
Northumbria Police said Monday they have requested "additional firearms trained officers from a number of other forces" as they search for Raoul Thomas Moat.
Moat, 37, was released from prison last week after serving a sentence for assault.
His former partner, 22-year-old Samantha Stobbart, remains in critical condition after she was shot in Gateshead, northeast England, on Saturday. Police said her boyfriend, Charles Brown, 29, was killed outside the same house.
Constable David Rathband was shot a few miles away early Sunday morning.