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Family's anger at lawful killing conclusion in Mark Duggan inquest

The family of Mark Duggan have reacted angrily to the conclusion of an inquest into his death that found he was lawfully killed when he was shot by police in 2011.

ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner's report contains flash photography:

Outside the Royal Court of Justice, the family said: "(The) jury found that he had no gun, yet he was gunned down, which for us is an unlawful killing".

Shaun Hall, Mark Duggan's brother, said after the verdict: "We still fight for justice."

His aunt Carole Duggan added: "The majority of people know Mark was executed...we will fight for justice for Mark and his children."

"We are going to fight until we have no breath left in our body for Mark and his children. No justice, no peace!"

Shortly after one of the Metropolitan Police's most senior officers attempted to read a statement offering sympathy to the family, but struggled to make himself heard over the jeers and chants from a hostile crowd.

Mark Duggan's aunt Carole Duggan speaks to press in Tottenham. Credit: ITV News/ Georgina Brewer

After returning to Tottenham, where unrest began in 2011 after Mark Duggan's death, the Duggan family renewed their calls for 'justice'. Carole Duggan told reporters near the Tottenham police station that "and innocent man was shot down. He was murdered."

Despite several statements from the police saying they wished to speak to the Duggan family Mark's mother Pam said she had no desire to speak to officers.

Speaking on Channel 4 News she said:

I don't want to speak to the police. Why? What for? Why do they want to speak to me? They all know one of them killed my son.... they killed my son. They didn't come and tell me my son was dead till four weeks later, then they come with the Commissioner of Police to say sorry they never told me.

I will fight for as long as I live. I know my son he's not capable of what they say he's doing. No way.

Leave me and leave my family alone, because we're not troubling nobody and we're not troubling them [the police].

This evening it was announced that firearms officers will start to wear cameras.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe made the announcement in the wake of the Duggan inquest, saying:

I want our officers to be able to be open when it comes to the investigations that follow these events. In pursuance of that we're going to ask them to wear video cams so we can record this type of incident.

Mark Duggan was lawfully killed when he was shot by police in 2011. Credit: PA Wire

Mark Duggan's 2011 death sparked protests in London that exploded into riots and looting across the country.

The 29-year-old was gunned down in Tottenham, north London, when police stopped the taxi he was travelling in.

He was being followed by officers who believed he planned to pick up a gun from another man, Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, and then move on to Broadwater Farm, also in Tottenham.

Royal Courts of Justice jurors concluded today that he had been lawfully killed by police saying that he did have a gun but it was not in his hand when he was shot.

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