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Inquest rules Mark Duggan was lawfully killed
4:08pm Wednesday 8th January 2014 in News
FATHER-of-six Mark Duggan was lawfully killed when he was shot dead by a police marksman, a jury has found.
The 29-year-old, whose death sparked protests that exploded into riots and looting across the country, was gunned down when police stopped the taxi in which he was travelling in Tottenham, north London, in August 2011.
He was being followed by officers who believed he planned to pick up a gun from another man, Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, and then move on to Broadwater Farm, also in Tottenham.
Today jurors at the Royal Courts of Justice concluded that he had been lawfully killed by police.
They decided that he did have a gun but it was not in his hand when he was shot.
There were emotional outbursts at the court when the conclusion was given, with Mr Duggan's brother shouting after the jurors as they left court, saying "f*** them".
Other supporters shouted "murderers".
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