Sick hackers rename Doncaster Rovers stadium after double murderer Raoul Moat

Sick hackers have renamed Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium after double murderer Raoul Moat after attacking a popular international website.

Thursday, 7th July 2016, 11:41 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:39 pm
The hack on Doncaster Rovers' Wikipedia page renaming the Keepmoat Stadium the Raoulmoat Stadium. (Photo: Wikipedia).

The club's Keepmoat Stadium has been renamed "Raoulmoat Stadium" on internet encyclopedia Wikipedia - with the alteration to hundreds of users around the globe clearly visible in the fact file section of the page.

Wikipedia is a free Internet encyclopedia that allows its users to edit almost any article, is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet and is ranked among the ten most popular websites in the world.

It is regularly hacked or altered by users for pranks.

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Raoul Moat was a double killer who went on the run in the north east of England and eventually shot himself dead after being cornered by police.

Moat, 37, from Newcastle, went on the run after shooting three people in two days.

His victims were ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, her new partner Chris Brown, and police officer David Rathband. Stobbart was hospitalised and Brown was killed, while Rathband remained in hospital for nearly three weeks and was permanently blinded.

Moat, who had recently been released from Durham Prison, shot the three with a sawn-off shotgun, two days after his release. After six days on the run, Moat was recognised by police and contained in the open, leading to a standoff. After nearly six hours of negotiation, Moat shot himself in the early hours of the following morning, and was later pronounced dead at Newcastle General Hospital.