Timeline: Mark Duggan's death and the London riots

Mark Duggan was shot dead by police in Tottenham. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

The shooting of Mark Duggan by police in Tottenham was the spark that began violence which eventually spread to almost every major city in England. Here are how the events unfolded:

Thursday 4th August 2011

Mark Duggan, 29, is shot dead by police at Ferry Lane, in Tottenham, London at 6.15pm.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announces it will investigate the incident and later says it believes two shots were fired by police and confirms an illegal firearm was recovered from the scene.

Saturday 6th August 2011

Around 300 people gather outside Tottenham Police Station after marching from the Broadwater Estate.

Witnesses say the group was peaceful but after an altercation between some of the crowd and police violence breaks out leading to two police cars being set alight.

Riot officers, including mounted patrols are used to disperse the crowd, but are greeted but bottles and fireworks.

The scene in Tottenham after two patrol cars were attacked. Credit: PA Wire

Sunday 7th August 2011

The violence continues and grows through the night, with petrol bombs thrown at police and buildings. Mr Duggan's family say they do not condone the rioting in Tottenham.

Riot police during the first night of the riots, in Tottenham. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Monday 8th August 2011

Scotland Yard says police are responding to copycat criminal activity across London. Rioting and looting continues and spreads across London to: Croydon, Clapham, Hackney, Camden, Lewisham, Peckham, Newham, East Ham, Enfield, Woolwich, Ealing and Colliers Wood.

Two people lose their lives during the evening the riots. Trevor Ellis, 26, of Brixton Hill, south London, is found with bullet wounds in a car in Croydon. Richard Bowes, 68, is critically injured when he tries to put out a fire.

Unrest begins to spread across the country with violence in Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol.

The Reeve's Corner furniture was destroyed as buildings and cars were set alight in Croydon. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Tuesday 9th August 2011

The IPCC reveals that there is no evidence Mr Duggan opened fire at police before being shot dead by a firearms officer.

The police watchdog says ballistic tests showed "no evidence that the handgun found at the scene was fired".

Wednesday 10th August 2011

Haroon Jahan, 21, Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, are killed when a car hits them in Winson Green, Birmingham in the early hours of the morning.

Witnesses say the men were protecting their community after riots in the city.

Floral tributes are left after the funeral service for Shazad Ali, Abdul Musavir and Haroon Jahan. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Thursday 11th August 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to MPs in which he admits there are questions to be answered over the shooting.

Friday 12th August 2011

The IPCC admits it may have misled journalists into believing Mr Duggan fired at officers before he was killed.

Friday 9th September 2011

A private funeral is held for Mark Duggan. The IPCC continues to investigate his death.

The coffin of Mark Duggan is carried by horse drawn carriage on its way to the New Testament Church of God in Wood Green, north London. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tuesday 17th September 2013

The inquest into the death of Mark Duggan begins.

Wednesday 18th December 2013

The jury at the inquest is told a majority conclusion would be acceptable by judge.

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Inquest concludes that Mark Duggan was lawfully killed when he was shot dead by a police marksman, a jury found by a majority of 8 to 2.