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Carole Duggan: Mark 'was just an ordinary man'

Carole Duggan, the aunt of Mark Duggan, has rubbished accusations her nephew was a 'gangster', telling ITV News he did not live a 'gangster lifestyle' and was "just an ordinary man. He struggled like any other working class person would do."

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Carole Duggan says 'struggle' for answers goes on

The "struggle" will go on for answers over the shooting of Mark Duggan but his aunt Carole insisted she wanted "no more demonstrations, no more violence".

Instead, she said the family would pursue the authorities through peaceful channels.

The Metropolitan Police commissioner has admitted the shooting has resulted in a "significant reduction in trust" between London's black communities and the police.

Carole Duggan speaks to the media following the conclusion to the inquest. Credit: Press Association

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will meet political representatives from London and local community leaders from Tottenham today to discuss how the police can build better relationships. He said he is "open to ideas and advice".

But Ms Duggan told BBC Radio 4's Today programme she was not yet ready to meet Sir Bernard and the family was still in "turmoil" about the case.

"The family are still in shock right now about the result of yesterday," she said. "We are in turmoil. We don't really know what's going to happen at this point. There will be something further down the line, I'm sure."

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