Judge Keith Cutler to sum up Mark Duggan inquest as jury prepare to give verdict

Haringey Independent: Judge Keith Cutler described Mark Duggan's death at the hands of armed police as a 'great tragedy' Judge Keith Cutler described Mark Duggan's death at the hands of armed police as a 'great tragedy'

The coroner in the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan will sum up the case today as the jury prepares to reach a verdict.

Judge Keith Cutler will address jurors for the final time today, as they attempt to establish the truth about what happened when the 29-year-old was killed on August 4, 2011.

Mr Duggan was shot by a police marksman after a taxi he was travelling in was stopped during a police operation to tackle gun crime.

At the start of the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice Mr Cutler told the jury they would have to decide whether he “was killed lawfully or unlawfully”.

During the proceedings, which have lasted more than two months, the officer claimed he opened fire in self-defence after he saw Mr Duggan pointing a gun at him.

However, after Mr Duggan had been shot in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, no gun was found on his body.

A gun was later found wrapped in a dark sock between 10ft and 20ft away in the grassy area behind a wall.

There has been contradictory evidence about how the gun got there.

It could take up to a week for the jury to give their verdict on whether or not the use of lethal force by police officers was absolutely necessary.

Mr Duggan’s death sparked riots in Tottenham which spread to the rest of the country in August 2011.

The inquest continues.

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