Mayor: Duggan a 'difficult and tragic case' for all involved

This has been a difficult and tragic case for all involved and my sympathy today is with Mark Duggan's family. They have lost a loved one and it's right that Assistant Commissioner Rowley has offered to meet with them.

On any given day highly trained Metropolitan Police firearms officers can and do face life threatening situations in which they have to make instant judgements under incredible pressure, and yet in the last four years, having responded thousands of times, they have discharged their weapons on just six occasions.

Londoners should feel assured that the police do an incredible job keeping this city safe. I am confident that the Metropolitan Police Service will continue to demonstrate the highest professional standards and after today's verdict continue to work closely with local leaders to strengthen the bond of trust between the police and the public they serve.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

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PM calls for calm response to the Duggan inquest

The Prime Minister has appealed for a calm response to the conclusions of the Mark Duggan inquest that found the 29-year-old was lawfully killed when shot by police in 2011.