PM brands Moat a 'callous murderer'
Prime Minister David Cameron has said there should be no public sympathy for gunman Raoul Moat, describing him as a "callous murderer".
Mr Cameron told the Commons any sympathy should be reserved for Moat's victims.
"It is absolutely clear that Raoul Moat was a callous murderer, full stop, end of story," he told MPs at Prime Minister's Questions .
"I cannot understand any wave, however small, of public sympathy for this man. There should be sympathy for his victims and the havoc he wreaked in that community.
"There should be no sympathy for him."
The Prime Minister was urged by Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris to contact Facebook to ask them to take down the webpage of the RIP Raoul Moat group, which he said carried a "whole host of anti-police statements".
Mr Cameron said that he was making a "very good point".
Online tributes to Moat have been posted on the webpages while about 50 bouquets have been left outside his former home in Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Flowers and cards have transformed the riverside in Rothbury, Northumberland, where Moat shot himself in the early hours of Sunday morning, into a shrine.
The tributes have already been condemned by Britain's most senior police officer, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson, as "extraordinarily disappointing".