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Coroner invites Duggan family to 'help change tactics'

The coroner in the Mark Duggan inquest will take the "unique" move of inviting the family to help shape police firearms procedure. Family and friends took part in a vigil yesterday outside Tottenham police station to protest the lawful verdict.

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Aunt condemns media 'campaign' against Mark Duggan

Mark Duggan's aunt Carole has condemned a media "campaign" that she said had portrayed him as a "gangster" at today's vigil for the 29-year-old outside a police station in Tottenham.

"What we have got to remember - Mark isn't here and we are doing this for his children," she told protesters, who held placards calling for "justice" after an inquest ruled Mr Duggan had been lawfully killed by a police marksman in 2011.

Mrs Duggan called for a new Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation (IPCC) into her nephew's death, which was followed by rioting across the country.

Mark Duggan's aunt, Carole, said "we have no alternative but to go back to basics, start at the beginning" with a new inquest. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

"Let's show the country that we are not this gangster family that the media has been systematically portraying us as," Carole Duggan told the crowd.

"Mark was not a gangster, the media sustained a campaign against him. We're just an ordinary family."

Mark Duggan's mother, Pamela, joined other protesters in releasing 20 white doves as a symbol of peace as the demonstration came to an end. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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