Fugitive gunman Raoul Moat has been shot after a tense stand-off with police ended dramatically in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Britain's most wanted man was finally captured after a week on the run following a siege which began on Friday evening.
Northumbria Police said the 37-year-old had been shot and was receiving treatment but no officers had been injured.
Police later confirmed the suspect had been taken from the scene in Rothbury to hospital for treatment.
Chief Superintendent Mark Dennett, of Northumbria Police, said: "Police discovered a man fitting the description of Raoul Thomas Moat at around 7pm near the riverbank in the vicinity of Rothbury.
"When he was discovered, he was armed. Expert negotiators were brought in to speak to him and spoke to him extensively for several hours. We can confirm a shot or shots have been fired and it's believed the suspect has a gunshot wound. He is currently receiving treatment.
"No officers have been injured. At this stage the circumstances have yet to be established."
Moat went on the run a week ago after allegedly blasting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new lover. Karate instructor Chris Brown, 29, was gunned down in the Scafell area of Birtley, Gateshead.
The fatal shooting, in which 22-year-old Miss Stobbart received critical injuries, sparked a huge manhunt as Moat declared "war" on police. Pc David Rathband, 42, was shot early on Sunday in an "unprovoked attack" while sitting in a patrol car in East Denton, Newcastle.
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