Mark Duggan's mother wins appeal bid over verdict

The mother of Mark Duggan, who was fatally shot by police in 2011, has been given permission to challenge the inquest verdict that he was lawfully killed.

Duggan family's anger at lawful killing verdict

Family members and supporters of Mark Duggan reacted angrily after an inquest in January found that police lawfully killed the 29-year-old.

Mark Duggan's mother, Pam Duggan (right) and her son Marlon Duggan (left) outside the Royal Courts of Justice Credit: PA Wire

The inquest jury found that Duggan was lawfully killed by a police marksman in 2011 when officers stopped the vehicle he was travelling in.

His death sparked protests in London that exploded into riots and looting across the country.

A judge has since ruled that Pamela Duggan has an "arguable case" to challenge the verdict onto the killing.

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Mark Duggan's mother wins appeal bid over verdict

The mother of Mark Duggan, who was fatally shot by police in 2011, has been given permission to challenge the inquest verdict that he was lawfully killed.

A judge ruled that Pamela Duggan can apply for a review after her lawyers claimed the coroner's direction to the jury was "arguably inadequate".

Mark Duggan's death sparked nationwide riots in 2011. Credit: PA Wire

An inquest jury had previously concluded that Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by a police marksman in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London.

Mrs Duggan's lawyers will contend that the coroner did not address questions which, if they had been addressed, meant the lawful killing verdict could not stand at a hearing to take place at a later date.

The judge said the case should go before a panel of judges including either the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, or the President of the Queen's Bench Division, Sir Brian Leveson.

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