Police admit Mark Duggan stop tactic was not reviewed

Mr Duggan was shot by a Scotland Yard marksman after armed officers stopped the taxi in which he was travelling in Tottenham in August 2011. Credit: ITV News

Scotland Yard ignored recommendations to review a controversial "hard stop" police tactic that was employed against Mark Duggan when he was shot in 2011, sparking rioting across the country, it has emerged.

The Metropolitan Police had been advised to review its use of the "high risk option" in 2005 by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the BBC's Panorama programme has found.

The pre-planned "hard stop" tactic sees armed officers deliberately intercept a vehicle to confront suspects.

Scotland Yard has conceded it was wrong not to have reviewed the tactic at the time, but said an "interim review" had now been completed by the College of Policing.