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Mark Duggan's family given permission to challenge ruling

Issue No. 2398

A judge has given Mark Duggan’s mother Pamela permission to challenge the inquest into his killing on the grounds that it was legally flawed.

Police shot Mark dead in Tottenham, north London, in August 2011.

It was revealed this week that Mr Justice Mitting has ruled that Pamela Duggan can apply for judicial review.

He ruled she has an arguable case that should be heard by the Divisional Court in London.

Mark’s family were shocked and angry after the inquest jury concluded in January that police had acted lawfully when they shot Mark.

Mitting ruled on the basis that the coroner’s direction to the jury in relation to lawful killing was “arguably inadequate”.

Pamela’s lawyers are set to argue that the coroner did not address questions which would have meant the lawful killing ruling could not stand.

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Tue 8 Apr 2014, 17:35 BST
Issue No. 2398
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