Mark Duggan shooting: Taxi driver ‘cannot forget’


originally by: BBC News  
published: 27 September 2012

A taxi driver has told how his vehicle was stopped by police before Mark Duggan was shot in north London. Giving evidence from behind a screen, the driver said Mr Duggan, 29, got out of the car before he was shot, adding he “cannot forget” the incident.

Earlier, a firearms officer said a gun was found five metres from where Mr Duggan fell in Tottenham last August.

At Snaresbrook Crown Court, Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, 30, denies giving Mr Duggan an illegal handgun.

Mr Duggan’s shooting sparked unrest which turned into widespread rioting. Mr Hutchinson-Foster is accused of handing over a gun to Mr Duggan 15 minutes before he was stopped by police in Ferry Lane on 4 August 2011.

He denies “selling or transferring a prohibited firearm” to Mr Duggan between 28 July and 5 August 2011.

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