Mark Duggan inquest and reaction

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Last updated 8 January 2014





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Carole Duggan

Agency pictures are starting to come in of Carole Duggan, Mark's aunt, speaking to the assembled press pack outside Tottenham Police Station.


Stephen Moore, writing for the Tottenham and Wood Green Journal, says the inquest provided a rare insight into the Metropolitan Police's intelligence on the Tottenham Man Dem, "one of the most notorious organised criminal gangs in Europe".

He reports that there was a review of Operation Dibri - a covert investigation into the gang - just a day before the shooting, and it concluded that some of the gang's leading members were within reach of being arrested.


Writing on the Guardian website, Tottenham's Labour MP David Lammy criticises the Independent Police Complaints Commission for a "series of deep flaws" in efficiency and competency. He says it's right that the home secretary wants to reform it. "It is imperative that we have an independent regulatory body that is strong enough to sufficiently hold the police to account," he writes.


Home affairs select committee chairman Keith Vaz, with whom the Duggans are seeking a meeting, tells the BBC: "We know that there is a gap between what the police have said and what the family have said.

"But I think it's in the interests of everyone - the police, families, local MPs and members of the community - to work together to see this through to the end because clearly today does not represent an end for the Duggan family."


Sarah Bell, BBC News

Commander Mak Chishty, responsible for community engagement, says: "It's really important we're seen as being seen, shows we care and it's taking the opportunity to say our sympathies go out to the family members."


Sarah Bell, BBC News

There's a small crowd outside the police station where family have been talking to the assembled media. All is calm apart from a few heated exchanges with reporters.

There is a low-key police presence, with officers in uniform watching from across the road. The borough commander is talking to a community representative outside the police station.


Ms Willis Stewart says the next steps for the Duggan family will be to seek an urgent meeting with Rachel Cerfontyne, of the IPCC, their MP David Lammy, and Keith Vaz MP, in order to ensure the IPCC, who have "to date failed in their responsibility with regards to this investigation, carry a vigorous review".


The family's solicitor Marcia Willis Stewart releases an official statement, saying: "The jury has found that Mark Duggan was unarmed at the point at which he was shot.

"We cannot countenance a situation in which an unarmed citizen is shot on sight."


Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, who made a statement outside the Royal Courts of Justice, tells Channel 4 News: "Ten ordinary men and women from across London have come to the conclusion that this is lawful.

"It is a very emotive time. You can understand the upset outside court from people interested in this case.

"But as much as when they were shouting and swearing and spitting at me, they were exercising their democratic right to protest. Part of a democracy is the rule of law and a jury has considered this for three months and come to a conclusion."