Raoul Moat’s death has “gutted” Gazza, whose bizarre intervention failed to save his friend’s life.

Moat became Britain’s most wanted man after shooting his ex-girlfriend’s new partner, shooting her and gunning down a police officer. He killed himself on Saturday after a six-hour standoff with police in Rothbury, Northumberland.

Former England star, Paul Gascoigne, made the headlines when he stepped in attempting to save Raoul.

The troubled star arrived in a taxi carrying a fishing rod, a white dressing gown, a loaf of bread, lager and some chicken pieces for the gunman. However, police refused to let Gazza past the cordon.

In one of the most surreal radio interviews ever, Gazza, who knew Moat from his days as a nightclub bouncer in Newcastle told listeners on Metro Radio: “He is willing to give in now. I just want to give him some therapy and say, ‘Come on Moaty, it’s Gazza’. I guarantee he won’t shoot me.”

Gascoigne has since been sent for a medical check-up amid fears for his mental state.

On hearing of Raoul’s death, Gazza said: “If you’ve got police surrounding you, you’re going to snap. I’m gutted. He was a friend.”

Listen to Gazza’s radio interview again here.