Gazza makes bizarre offer to Raoul Moat

FORMER England footballer Paul Gascoigne made a bizarre appearance as events unfolded in Rothbury last night, when he arrived in the village to offer his support for Raoul Moat.

Talking to the local radio station, the 43-year-old former Rangers star said he was a "good friend" of Moat and he had brought him a "can of lager, some chicken, a mobile phone and something to keep warm".

He added: "He is willing to give in now. I just want to give him some therapy and say, 'Come on, Moaty, it's Gazza'.

Gascoigne insisted the fugitive would not harm him: "He is all right - and I am willing to help him."