Jurors at the inquest into the shooting of Mark Duggan will hear more today from Det. Superintendent Fiona Mallon - who was the senior firearms commander for the operation. 29-year-old Duggan was shot dead by a police marksman in Tottenham in 2011, his death sparking riots across the country.
The mother of Mark Duggan, the 29-year-old killed by police in Tottenham, says she believes he should not have been shot.
In a statement read out at his inquest, Pamela Duggan said 'he may not have been an angel but he should not have died the way he did'.
Nick Thatcher reports.
Mrs Duggan was said to have gone into "total shock" at the news her son had been killed and "completely broke down". Mr Thomas continued to say she still finds herself "waiting for Mark to walk through the door." Mrs Duggan said in her statement:
Mark may not have been an angel but he didn't deserve to die the way he did.
Her barrister added that she hoped the inquest will provide answers to questions that up until now remain unanswered:
I want to know why he was killed and not arrested.
The mother of Mark Duggan has told the inquest into his death that "life changed forever" on the day he was shot dead by police. Sitting in the witness box, Pamela Duggan wiped away tears, as one of the barristers for the family, Leslie Thomas, read her witness statement to the court.