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Mark Duggan probe delay

Issue No. 2283

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the shooting of Mark Duggan won’t be finished until April 2012.

And the inquest into his death won’t start until at least September.

Police shot Duggan, from Tottenham in north London, on 4 August, sparking riots.

At a pre-inquest hearing last week, Michael Mansfield QC, who is representing Mark Duggan’s family, said they had lost confidence in the investigation.

He said there had been “misinformation, a lack of information and conflicting information”.

The IPCC police watchdog admitted it had made a mistake by saying Duggan fired at the police, when tests showed he did not.

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Harsh sentences after riots

A man has been jailed for five years for taking part in the August riots—the harshest sentence yet.

Junior Saunders of Hackney, London, pleaded guilty to six charges including violent disorder.

Meanwhile two teenagers were jailed for a total of seven years for setting up a Facebook page for riots in Dundee.

Jordan McGinley, 18, got three years and Shawn Divin, 16, got four years and three months. They pleaded guilty to breaching the peace.

They were administrators of a page called “riot in the toon”. But there were no riots in Dundee, or anywhere else in Scotland.

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Tue 13 Dec 2011, 17:13 GMT
Issue No. 2283
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