Decision on Mark Duggan report to be made this week, says coroner

The Chief Coroner for England and Wales will decide on Wednesday whether or not to publish the confidential report of recommendations from the Mark Duggan inquest, it was confirmed today.

The inquest ruled that the killing of Mark Duggan, who was shot by a police firearms officer in August 2011, was lawful, although the jury agreed that Mr Duggan was not carrying a gun at the time of his death.

The report, drawn up by Judge Keith Cutler, will make a series of recommendations aimed prevent a similar death happening in future.

Copies of the report will be given to the Duggan family and authorities involved in the death, including the Metropolitan Police and the Independent Police Complaints Commission, but it is up to Judge Peter Thornton QC whether it is made available to the public.

Although the inquest into Mr Duggan’s death ended in January of this year, Pamela Duggan, Mr Duggan’s mother, has won the right to a judicial review of the lawful killing conclusion.

The review will be heard by Sir Brian Leveson on July 9 and 10.

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