Mark Duggan's mother says coroner's report is "a ray of hope"

The scene of Mark Duggan's shooting

Judge Keith Cutler led the inquest into the killing of Mark Duggan

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The mother of Mark Duggan has said that the coroner’s report into the killing of her son has given her “a ray of hope”, adding that she still believes her son was killed “in cold blood”.

Pamela Duggan, who thanked Coroner Judge Keith Cutler for his report, said: "I hope that the police pay attention to this. Otherwise they are just going to keep on killing other people's children and that's not right.

“I'll never get over Mark's death and I don't want other mothers to go through what I've been through and am still going through.

"People have told me it will get easier with time but it doesn't. It's only the anti-depressant medication I'm taking that is getting me through this. I still think that Mark is going to walk through the door every day.

"Mark was killed in cold blood with his hands up. This report has made me feel that we might one day get justice for him. I was told that when the police shot Mark he would have died instantly and wouldn't have suffered. But I am still suffering.

"It was very quick for the police to kill Mark but it is taking a very long time to get justice for what they did. I'm not going to give up the fight."

Ms Duggan has succeeded in getting a judicial review of the inquest’s lawful killing verdict, which will be heard by Sir Brian Leveson on July 9 and 10.

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