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The Mark Duggan Story In Photos: Police And Gangsters Shoot To Kill

by | 9th, January 2014

ON August 4, 2011, Mark Duggan, 29, is show by police in north London. The father-of-four was travelling in a mini cab when pulled over.

Operation Dibri is a disaster. Set up by the Met’s black crime Trident unit, and fed information by the no-longer-operating Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca), police believed Duggan had picked up a gun in Leyton, east London, and was on his way to commit a crime.

 

Riot police patrol the streets in Tottenham, north London as trouble flared after members of the community took to the streets last night to demand "justice", after Mark Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police on Thursday. Picture date: Sunday August 7, 2011. The riots saw buildings and vehicles set alight, including two patrol cars, a police van and a double-decker bus, and shops looted as police in riot gear arrived on the scene.

 

Reports are that he had collected a BBM Bruni model 92 handgun. It contained a single bullet.

He was on his way back to Tottenham. With the gun in his possession, police were on his tail. He spotted them following in an unmarked car. Police control gave the order to “strike”. Three police cars swopped, boxing in the taxi. Duggan did not go quietly. He opened the door and got out.

Officer V53 fire not one, not two but three shots. He shot to kill.

V53 said he saw a gun in Duggan’s hand:

“It’s like a freeze-frame moment. The only thing I was focusing on is the gun. The next thing he does, he starts to move the gun away from his body. He’s raised the weapon, moved it a couple of inches away from his body…  The next thing he does, he starts to move the gun away from his body. He’s raised the weapon, moved it a couple of inches away from his body.”

But if he was holding the gun, none of the police saw him throw it over a fence onto grass. Duggan was not holding a gun when police fired. The gun was wrapped in a sock. Polce found none of Duggan’s DNA nor fingerprints on it. It had not been cocked for firing. 

Was Duggan going to shoot? The officer says he thought so. In a split second he made the call to fire.

One bullet his Duggan in the arm, going on to lodge in a police radio. Another bullet hit Duggan in the chest.

The Met told the IPCC Duggan had fired at police. It had been a shoot out. No. He never shot.

The armed officers made written statements as they sat in one room. Did they confer?

The mini cab was not immediately quarantined.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Foote said

“Intelligence over that period and historically was a clear indication Mark Duggan was involved in gun crime. As well as gun crime, he was involved in the supply of class-A drugs and possession of ammunition – all of them very serious crimes.”

 

August 5: Police says they shot twice. They saw a gun was found at the scene. They appeal for witnesses.

 

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The gun if found 20 yards away from where Duggan was shot.

 

The scene

 

August 6: A march through Tottenham demands ‘justice’ for Duggan’s death. Things turn nasty.

 

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The bullets A photograph of the taxi which Mark Duggan was travelling in on the night he was shot in Tottenham. The jury were told they must decide whether the gun was planted on him by police

 

August 7-11: Riots. Across the country hundreds of people riot.

 

 

The remains of a burned out bus in Tottenham, north London as trouble flared after members of the community took to the streets last night to demand "justice", after Mark Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police on Thursday. Picture date: Sunday August 7, 2011. An injured policeman is helped away from the front line by a colleague in Tottenham, north London as trouble flared after members of the community took to the streets last night to demand "justice", after Mark Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police on Thursday. Picture date: Sunday August 7, 2011.

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August 10: An inquest into the shooting is opened and adjourned. Mr Duggan was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest.

 

A group of youths walk past a sign where Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old father of four, was gunned down by police in disputed circumstances a week ago, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 in Tottenham, north London. Britain's riots began Saturday when an initially peaceful protest over a police shooting in north London turned violent. That clash triggered wider lawlessness that police struggled to halt. Across London, and then in cities throughout England, rioters set stores on fire and looted shops for sneakers, bicycles, electronics and leather goods. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo) Members of the IPCC ask members of the public if they witnessed Mark Duggan's death in Tottenham exactly one week ago. Picture date: Thursday, August 11, 2011.

 

September 18 Kevin Hutchinson-Foster’s trial begins. He’s accused of supplying Duggan with the gun.  The court is told that Mr Duggan had a loaded gun in his hand when he was shot.

February 26, 2013 Hutchinson-Foster is jailed for 11 years.

 

People pray for unity in the community, near the scene where Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old father of four, was gunned down by police in disputed circumstances a week ago, in Tottenham, north London, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.

 

A hearse carrying the coffin of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked last month's rioting in London, ahead of the funeral cortege travelling through the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. The father of four was shot dead by officers in Tottenham on August 4 The brothers of police shooting victim Mark Duggan, Shaun Hall (left) and Marlon Duggan (second left) lead his funeral cortege as it makes its way to the New Testament Church of God in Wood Green, north London.  Picture date: Friday September 9, 2011. Mourners turned out today to bid a final farewell to the police shooting victim whose death sparked the first night of devastating riots across England. Amid lingering tensions between family members and detectives, the ornate cortege carrying the body of Mark Duggan made its way to his private funeral after passing through North London's Broadwater Farm estate. The brothers of police shooting victim Mark Duggan, Shaun Hall (left) and Marlon Duggan (second left) lead his funeral cortege as it makes its way to the New Testament Church of God in Wood Green, north London.

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