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Met Police praise Duggan family's call for peace

The Metropolitan Police chief has thanked the family of Mark Duggan after they appealed for peace.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said:

I would first like to record my thanks to Mark’s family for expressing their desire to pursue their case peacefully, and discouraging further demonstrations or protests.

That’s a very dignified way to respond in what are clearly very distressing circumstances for them.

ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning's report contains flash photography:

Speaking for the Duggan family pastor Nims Obunge told ITV News the family "still feel very raw" and that it may be some time before they feel able to meet the police watchdog after the IPCC issued a request to speak to them.

It's right that the IPCC go through the family solicitors and await a response from the family.

It's very early, the family feel very raw about the verdict and I think that we've just got to wait for the right time and the IPCC need to wait for the right time.

– Nims Obunge

Earlier today the Prime Minister has appealed for a calm response to the conclusions of the Mark Duggan inquest.

We have to respect judicial processes in this country, we have to respect the outcome of trials and the work that juries do.

I very much respect Mark Duggan's aunt for saying they want to pursue their case through the courts rather than on the streets, I think that's absolutely right.

– David Cameron

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