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PC David Rathband – a sad loss

Date
3 February 2012 13:34

Blind Veterans UK is greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of PC David Rathband who was blinded by Raoul Moat in 2010.

Blind Veterans UK is greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of PC David Rathband who was blinded by Raoul Moat in 2010.

David was a member of Blind Veterans UK and the charity was pleased to be able to offer him training and support to develop his IT, mobility and independent living skills. 

From our work with those who have lost their sight in the line of duty we know how frightening and isolating it can be. It is vital that no one should have to battle blindness alone, and while vision impairment affects each person differently, Blind Veterans UK believes that given the right professional support, care and training, it is possible to adjust to sight loss and enjoy independent and fulfilling lives.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to David's family and friends at this difficult time.