Duggan 'supplier' gives evidence

The inquest into Mark Duggan's death is expected to hear from the man convicted of supplying a gun to Mr Duggan.

Duggan family cheer gun 'supplier' in court

Mark Duggan's friends and family today cheered as the drug dealer who supplied him with a gun before he was shot blamed police for the disorder which swept the country afterwards.

Mr Duggan's death sparked riots in London and the shooting is being investigated at an inquest in London which began in September. Giving evidence via videolink, Kevin Hutchinson-Foster maintained he had not handed over the weapon.

 Kevin Hutchinson-Foster appears via videolink
Kevin Hutchinson-Foster appears via videolink Credit: ITV News

But Hugo Keith QC, representing the Metropolitan Police, told Hutchinson-Foster that he had been convicted of supplying the gun, and this led to "unparalleled disorder and remarkable, extraordinary events in London".

"That was down to the negligence of the police, not down to me," he replied, as members of Mr Duggan's family voiced their approval.

 Kevin Hutchinson-Foster has been convicted of providing Mark Duggan with a gun
Kevin Hutchinson-Foster has been convicted of providing Mark Duggan with a gun Credit: ITV News

'Angry exchange' at Duggan inquest

There has been an angry exchange in court between the QC representing the firearms officer and Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, the man convicted of supplying Mark Duggan with a gun. Mr Hutchinson-Foster has insisted questions are confined to the events of 4 August or he will refuse to answer.

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Gun 'supplier' at Duggan inquest

The man convicted of supplying Mark Duggan with a gun before he was shot is giving evidence at his inquest today. Testifying via videolink, Kevin Hutchinson-Foster has repeatedly denied giving a gun to Mr Duggan.

Kevin Hutchinson-Foster
Kevin Hutchinson-Foster Credit: Metropolitan Police