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Mark Duggan lawfully killed by police

Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury has said by a majority of 8 to 2.

Mark Duggan’s death sparked UK riots in 2011.

He was shot dead by armed officers in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London.

Rioting spread across London and other parts of England in what became some of the worst disturbances in decades.

Jurors at the Royal Courts of Justice also concluded 29-year-old Mark Duggan did not have a gun when he was shot by officers.

They also said it was more likely than not that Mark Duggan had thrown a gun from a taxi just before he was killed. The weapon was found about 20ft away from the scene.

The panel of seven women and three men said police had not done enough to gather and react to intelligence about the possibility of Mark Duggan collecting a gun from Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, who has since been found guilty of supplying the firearm.

Mark Duggan was killed in August 2011

Mark Duggan was killed in August 2011

But the jury said the taxi had been stopped in a location and in a way that “minimized to the greatest extent possible recourse to lethal force”.

Following the verdict his mother Pamela Duggan was led out of the court in tears, while Mark Duggan’s brother was seen screaming and shouting.

One man shouted: “A black life ain’t worth nothing.”

Following the conclusion to the inquest, an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) spokesperson said: “We note the inquest jury’s determination and findings and we are considering them as a matter of urgency in relation to our ongoing investigation.”

The inquest began in September. Before the jurors retired last month, Judge Keith Cutler told them to reach their decisions “on the evidence and the evidence alone”.

Before the verdicts were read out, the coroner thanked the jury and told them they will be excused from future jury service for life if they want.

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