Mark Duggan death: Timeline of events

The shooting of Mark Duggan by police in Tottenham, north London, sparked a wave of violence across London and other English cities. An inquest jury said by a majority of 8 to 2 that Mr Duggan was lawfully killed by police.

Here is a timeline of the events that followed Mr Duggan's death.

Thursday 4 August 2011

Mark Duggan Mark Duggan died after being shot in Tottenham but the circumstances of the killing remain unclear

Mark Duggan, 29, is shot dead by police in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, at 18:15 BST.

The death happens during an operation where specialist firearm officers and officers from Operation Trident, the unit which deals with gun crime in the African and Caribbean communities, are attempting to carry out an arrest.

Mr Duggan is a passenger in a minicab. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announces it will investigate the incident and later says it believes two shots were fired by police. It also confirms that an illegal firearm was recovered from the scene.

Cab passenger shot dead in police operation

Friday 5 August 2011

The IPCC appeals for witnesses to the shooting.

Saturday 6 August 2011

About 300 people gather outside Tottenham police station after marching from the Broadwater Farm estate. They say they want "justice" for Mr Duggan and his family.

Riot police in front of burning building The rioting erupted following a peaceful protest

Witnesses report that the protest begins peacefully.

The violence begins as bottles are thrown at two patrol cars which are then set alight.

Unconfirmed reports say the incident was sparked by a confrontation between a teenage protester and a police officer.

Riot officers and police on horseback are deployed to disperse the crowds but come under attack from bottles, fireworks and other missiles.

Sunday 7 August 2011

The violence continues. Petrol bombs are thrown at police and buildings, while shops are set alight.

The London Fire Brigade says it has dealt with 49 fires in the Tottenham area by 04:30 BST and received more than 250 emergency calls from the public.

Police announce the launch of Operation Withern to investigate the riots.

Mr Duggan's family say they do not condone the rioting in Tottenham.

IPCC commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne says she is sorry if any members of Mr Duggan's family feel that they are not supported. She announces that she has set up a community reference group to make sure she is sensitive and responsive to the family.

Monday 8 August 2011

Fire at furniture store in Croydon Reeve's Corner was destroyed as buildings and cars were set alight on the third night of violence

Claudia Webbe, who chairs Operation Trident's independent advisory group, questions why Mr Duggan's family had not been contacted sooner by the IPCC.

Rioting and looting continues for the third night in London affecting Croydon, Clapham, Hackney, Camden, Lewisham, Peckham, Newham, East Ham, Enfield, Woolwich, Ealing and Colliers Wood.

During the evening the riots claim two lives.

Trevor Ellis, 26, of Brixton Hill, south London, is found with bullet wounds in a car in Croydon, while Richard Bowes, 68, is critically injured when he tries to put out a fire during riots in London.

He later dies from his injuries.

Unrest spreads to other English cities, with Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol also experiencing violence.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

The IPCC reveals that there is no evidence Mr Duggan opened fire at police before being shot dead by a firearms officer.

The police watchdog says ballistic tests showed "no evidence that the handgun found at the scene was fired".

Rachel Cerfontyne, IPCC commissioner: "The gun found at the scene was a converted... pistol"

MPs are recalled from their summer holidays in the wake of continued disorder across London and other English cities.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

(From left) Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir died when they were hit by a car during the disorder

Haroon Jahan, 21, Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, are killed when a car hits them in Winson Green, Birmingham.

Witnesses say the men were in a group protecting their community after riot police were called into the city.

Thursday 11 August 2011

The police watchdog appeals for witnesses to the fatal shooting of Mr Duggan.

Former Met deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick says the force could have stopped further rioting if it had responded properly to initial disturbances in Tottenham.

Friday 12 August 2011

The IPCC admits it may have misled journalists into believing Mr Duggan fired at officers before he was killed.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Ken Hinds, a local gang mediator and family friend of Mr Duggan's girlfriend Simone Wilson, reveals he warned police explicitly about the risk of rioting at a meeting with them at lunchtime on Saturday, 6 August.

Thursday 8 September 2011

Mark Duggan's brother Shaun Hall said he had been "wrongfully taken from us"

Mr Duggan's family say they have "no faith" in the IPCC investigation into his death.

His brother, Shaun Hall, adds: "I'm not confident at all. If the initial stages of this incident are anything to go by, I've got no trust in them whatsoever."

Friday 9 September 2011

A private funeral for Mr Duggan is held with a reception at the Broadwater Farm Community Centre.

5 October 2011

Mr Duggan's family say they will give the IPCC a chance to get the inquiry into his death "right".

25 October 2011

Mr Duggan was not "bad enough or mad enough" to draw a gun on police officers, a friend says.

The man whose shooting sparked the London riots was "not bad enough or mad enough" to draw a gun on police officers, a friend has said

Stafford Scott was among the activists who took part in the original march.

18 November 2011

The IPCC says it is to probe whether a gun recovered from the scene was used in a crime a week earlier.

Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, 29, is charged with possession of a firearm after allegedly assaulting a man in a hair salon in Hackney on 29 July.

19 December 2011

The policing operation to tackle the summer riots across England was flawed, a report from MPs concludes.

The perception that in some areas police had lost control of the streets was the most important reason disorder spread, they say.

29 February 2012

The IPCC upholds a complaint by Mr Duggan's family that they were not told he had been shot dead by officers.

Scotland Yard said it had apologised in September to Mr Duggan's parents for not telling them directly about his death.

IPCC Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne: "What is clear from this case is that a grieving family, suffering from shock, felt badly treated"

27 March 2012

A lack of support and opportunity for young people contributed to the outbreak of riots in England last summer, an independent report says.

The Riots, Communities and Victims Panel, set up last year, highlights "500,000 forgotten families".

29 March 2012

Carole Duggan: I'd prefer to know the truth

The Met supports calls for changes to the law to allow more details to be revealed in cases where the police have shot people.

Mr Duggan's aunt Carole said she wanted an inquest to be held as she "preferred to know the truth - whether it is good or bad".

26 April 2012

The BBC obtains footage of the aftermath of the police shooting.

Exclusive footage obtained by the BBC shows the aftermath of Mark Duggan's shooting

It was taken by someone who says they witnessed the shooting and shows attempts to save Mr Duggan's life.

4 August 2012

Pam Duggan: This family doesn't believe in violence

Mr Duggan's mother Pam says the year since her son's death had "been terrible - we still have no answers about why my son died".

She said: "The police haven't told me anything. They apologised for not coming to tell me, not for what they did."

6 August 2012

BBC's Mike Sergeant returns to Tottenham a year after the riots to see how the re-development work was getting on

Prison sentences totalling more than 1,800 years have been handed out to rioters following the disorder which began exactly a year ago.

18 September 2012 - 17 October 2012

The trial of Hutchinson-Foster, accused of giving Mr Duggan the gun, is held at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

The court hears he gave Mr Duggan the gun 15 minutes before he was shot.

Kevin Hutchinson-Foster Kevin Hutchinson-Foster was on trial for giving Mark Duggan a gun

Mr Duggan "pulled a gun from his waistband", the court hears, and Mr Duggan and Hutchinson-Foster were in contact via mobile phone calls and text messages minutes before he was shot.

The police officer who shot Mr Duggan, V53, says he is "absolutely 100%" sure he was holding a gun.

After a month-long trial, the jury is unable to reach a verdict.

28 January 2013

A date for the public inquest is set for September.

The pre-inquest hearing is told a judge will act as coroner because sensitive material is involved in the case.

31 January 2013

A jury in a retrial finds Hutchinson-Foster guilty of supplying the gun - a BBM Bruni Model 92 handgun - to Mr Duggan.

26 February 2013

Kevin Hutchinson-Foster has been jailed for 11 years

Thirty-year-old Hutchinson-Foster is jailed for 11 years.

Judge David Radford says Hutchinson-Foster had "plainly known" the gun would be used for criminal purposes by Mr Duggan or somebody else.

18 June 2013

Mr Duggan's family have an application for a judicial review into police protocol rejected.

They wanted procedures, designed to protect officers collaborating on incident reports, looked at but the High Court ruled it was not appropriate for the court to prescribe such rules.

16 September 2013 - 11 December 2013

The inquest into Mr Duggan's death begins.

Jurors are told they must decide on whether he was lawfully killed.

The BBC's Mark Prodger was in court as Pamela Duggan said: "He should have been brought to justice and punished, he should not have been shot and killed"

Over the next few months, the jury hears Mr Duggan was "among Europe's most violent criminals". However, his mother says her son "may not have been an angel" but he should not have been shot dead by police.

A firearms commander says it is "absolutely outrageous" to suggest he planted a gun found nearby while the police officer who fired the shots says he saw him holding the handgun and believed he was going to shoot.

Speaking via videolink from prison, Hutchinson-Foster tells the inquest he will appeal against his conviction once the inquest is completed.

The court is also told Mr Duggan may have "flicked the gun" over the fence while a witness says they saw an officer run "from the scene with an object" and a different witness says Mr Duggan "was surrendering" and holding a phone when he was shot.

11 December 2013 - 7 January 2014

On 11 December 2013, the jury retires to consider its verdict, being told it must reach a unanimous conclusion. On 18 December, the jury is by told by the judge that a majority conclusion will now be acceptable.

Judge Keith Cutler says the law "allows me to accept a majority decision on any of the determinations or the conclusion of which at least eight out of the 10 of you are agreed".

8 January 2014

The inquest jury concludes by a majority of 8 to 2 that Mr Duggan was lawfully killed by police.

The panel of seven women and three men was asked to answer five questions:

  • In the period between midday on 3 August 2011 and when state amber was called at 6.00 pm on 4 August 2011, did the Metropolitan Police Service and the Serious Organised Crime Agency do the best they realistically could have done to gather and react to intelligence about the possibility of Mr Duggan collecting a gun from Mr Hutchinson-Foster? The jury unanimously concluded no.
  • Was the stop conducted in a location and in a way which minimised, to the greatest extent possible, recourse to lethal force? Unanimous yes.
  • Did Mr Duggan have the gun with him in the taxi immediately before the stop? Unanimous yes
  • How did the gun get to the grass area where it was later found? A majority of 9 to 1 said it was thrown.
  • When Mr Duggan received a fatal shot, did he have the gun in his hand? A majority of 8 to 2 said no, he did not have a gun in his hand.

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    Arsene Wenger accused his players of losing their nerve and blamed "suicidal" defending.

    09:20: Diarra in Charlton move Andy Rowley BBC London 94.9

    Former West Ham midfielder Alou Diarra has promised to give his all to Charlton Athletic after joining on a deal until the end of the season.

    The 33-year-old, who won 44 caps for France and captained them during the 2010 World Cup, was a free agent, having left the Hammers last summer.

    09:12: Missing mother found

    The Met Police says Chantelle Perry, 22 and her baby son Kaiden have been safely located today in Taunton, Somerset.

    09:09: Tory AGM after Rifkind steps down

    Conservatives in Kensington are due to hold their Annual General Meeting later, two days after their MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind announced he wouldn't be seeking re-election in May.

    Sir Malcolm Rifkind

    Sir Malcolm stepped down after undercover reporters posing as Chinese business people filmed him apparently offering his services in return for a fee. He has denied doing anything improper.

    08:59: News on the hour BBC London 94.9 Radio

    The headlines this hour include:

    • The extent of Jimmy Savile's crimes at hospitals and children's homes across the country will be laid bare when a series of reports are published in the next hour.
    08:57: Crystal Palace set back Tim Donovan Political Editor, BBC London

    Plans for a replica Crystal Palace have been set back after Bromley Council pulled out of negotiations with a Chinese developer.

    Aerial view

    The authority is not extending an 'exclusivity' agreement with the Zhongrong Group because it has been concerned by the lack of progress on the project.

    The developers had promised to recreate the palace and built a cultural and entertainment complex in Crystal Palace Park. More later.

    08:48: Coming up Vanessa Feltz Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    Listen just after 09:00 on BBC London 94.9; a report today is expected to say Jimmy Savile was able to molest and abuse more than 50 people at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

    Some say it's essential it's out there and being discussed and the victims validated. Other people are saying it was years ago, Jimmy Savile himself has been dead for years, why are we discussing it? What do you think? Call 020 7224 2000.

    08:38: Most watched

    Last night at the O2 arena was the biggest night of the year for Britain's music industry but it will only be remembered for one thing - the night Madonna fell over in the middle of her performance.


    A cape malfunction, it seems, was to blame. The video of the moment is the most watched on the BBC website right now.

    08:35: Mother and baby go missing

    A mother and her seven-week-old baby, who requires medical attention, have gone missing from Bromley and may be travelling to Somerset, police have said.

    Chantelle and Kaiden Perry

    Chantelle and Kaiden Perry were last seen getting into a car at 23:00 last night. It is not believed they were abducted, but Kaiden was recently operated on and requires a high level of medical care.

    08:29: Chelsea 'racist chanters' come forward

    Seven men identified as part of an investigation into alleged racist chanting following a Chelsea game in Paris have now come forward, British Transport Police have said.

    The alleged chanting in London happened the day after the club's 1-1 draw with Paris St-Germain.

    08:20: Watch: Today's weather via Facebook
    08:15: A4 road diversion BBC London Travel

    The A40 is slow westbound through Northolt, following an accident near the Polish War Memorial at Harlington Corner.

    And traffic is on diversion around the A4 Bath Road into Harlington High Street where traffic lights have failed.

    08:11: North Circular lane closure BBC London Travel

    In Neasden, the A406 North Circular is down to two lanes westbound at the Randall Avenue junction for emergency repairs.

    There are also westbound delays on the A13 heading into Barking from Rainham caused in part by an earlier breakdown near the Pooles Lane interchange in Dagenham.

    08:05: Sunny intervals

    After a cloudy and mild morning with outbreaks of rain, drier and cooler weather with sunny intervals will start to spread from the west this afternoon.

    Maximum temperature: 9C (48F).

    08:00: Good morning Josephine McDermott BBC News Online

    Good morning, I'll be bringing you live news, travel, sport and weather updates today.

    Email me your news or tweet @BBCLondonNews.



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