Legal block to inquest into Duggan's death


originally by: Evening Standard  
published: 26th March 2012

A full inquest may never be held into the death of Mark Duggan because “sensitive information” could jeopardise the police investigation, it was revealed today.

The family of the 29-year-old, whose fatal shooting by Scotland Yard triggered the London riots last summer, today accused the authorities of withholding information.

A coroner holding a pre-inquest review into the death in Tottenham on August 4 said that sensitive material relating to police “decision making” meant the probe may not take place.

Instead a judge could hold an inquiry that would allow for “closed sessions” where details are kept private.

Duggan’s aunt, Carole, who was accompanied to the hearing at North London coroner’s court by his fiancée Semone Wilson and his brother Marlon, said they believed the news was “delaying tactics”.

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