Gazza arrives in Rothbury to offer his support to armed gunman Raoul Moat

Posted by - July 9, 2010 - Oddballs

Ex-England star attempts to end siege with “can of lager”

Paul Gascoigne has arrived at the scene of a siege with armed fugitive Raoul Moat to lend his support to the suspected killer. The 43-year-old is in the village of Rothbury, Northumbria, where Moat was rumoured to have been hiding since shooting his ex-girlfriend, killing her new partner and shooting a police officer last weekend.

He told Metro Radio: “He is willing to give in now. I just want to give him some therapy and say ‘come on Moaty, it’s Gazza’.

“He is all right – simply as that and I am willing to help him. I have come all the way from Newcastle to Rothbury to find him, have a chat with him.

“I guarantee, Moaty, he won’t shoot me. I am good friends with him.”

Gascoigne, a frequent visitor to Rothbury to go fishing, described himself as a “good friend” of Moat’s and had arrived at the scene of an armed stand-off with police with a “can of lager, some chicken, a mobile phone and something to keep warm”.

Gazza’s agent agent Kenny Shepherd didn’t seem quite as enthusiastic about the plan. He said: “He’s doing what? I am sitting having an evening meal in Majorca. I’m speechless.”

  • skidder652003

    You couldnt make it up, could you?

  • jill

    Looking at today’s headlines I guess Gazza is not ready for a career change! Amazing!

  • bilby

    Shooting yourself is a bit of an extreme way to avoid elevenses with Gazza but we understand, we really do.

  • Dublin Kopite

    Could have been worse… it could have been Chris Waddle or Gareth Southgate who showed up. Neither of them is any use in a shoot-out