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Family of Mark Duggan settle High Court damages claim

Family of Mark Duggan whose killing sparked 2011 riots settle High Court damages claim against Met police over his shooting

  • Father-of-four was shot twice by a police marksman in Tottenham, north London 
  • Death triggered four days of rioting and looting across England, with 1,400 jailed
  • Family and Met have agreed terms, the details of which are staying confidential 

The family of Mark Duggan – whose killing sparked civil unrest across England in 2011 – today settled a High Court damages claim against the Metropolitan Police over his shooting. 

At a brief hearing in London, Mr Justice Stewart approved a confidential settlement of Mr Duggan’s family’s claim against the force.

The court heard that the parties had agreed terms – which are confidential at the request of the Duggan family – after mediation took place last month.

Duggan's family including his mother, Pamela, (left) and aunt, Carol

Mark Duggan – left – was shot dead by police in north London in 2011. Pictured right: Duggan’s family including his mother, Pamela, (left) and aunt, Carol 

A statement from the Met said: ‘The settlement was made after both parties engaged in mediation and reached an agreed position without acceptance of liability on the part of the MPS or its officers.

‘Both sides have agreed to bring all proceedings concerning the death of Mr Duggan to a conclusion and move forward in the best interests of all those involved.

‘The parties will not be making any further comment about the terms of the settlement or the mediation.’ 

Mr Duggan, a father of four, was shot twice by a police marksman in Tottenham, north London. 

His death triggered four days of rioting and looting across England, leading to five deaths and £200million of damage. More than 1,400 were later jailed over the riots.  

A reconstruction from December 2013 of the scene in Tottenham, north London, where Mr Duggan was shot in August 2011

A reconstruction from December 2013 of the scene in Tottenham, north London, where Mr Duggan was shot in August 2011

Mark Duggan: Father of four whose death sparked the 2011 riots that led to 1,400 people being jailed  

The death of Mark Duggan sparked the 2011 riots.

Before his death the 29-year-old had been linked to ten shootings and two murders.

He was placed under surveillance in August 2011 after officers learnt he was about to pick up a gun from an associate, in Leyton, east London.

After Mr Duggan had collected the weapon, the minicab in which he was travelling was stopped by armed police during the evening rush-hour.

The father-of-four then ran out of the Toyota minicab and, according to a jury, dropped the firearm onto the grass.

He was shot twice, with one bullet hitting him his right bicep and the other hit him in the chest.

A jury decided in January 2015 that the 29-year-old was lawfully killed by a police marksman.

His death triggered four days of rioting and looting across England, leading to five deaths and £200million of damage.

More than 1,400 were later jailed over the riots. 

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