Mark Duggan inquest: Jury selection marks start of 10-week hearing today

06:30 16 September 2013

Mark Duggan, shot and killed by police in Tottenham in August 2011.

Mark Duggan, shot and killed by police in Tottenham in August 2011.

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An 11-strong panel of north London residents will be selected this morning to make up the jury charged with uncovering the truth behind the hours and minutes leading up to Mark Duggan’s death.

His Honour Judge Cutler, who will preside over the Mark Duggan inquest.His Honour Judge Cutler, who will preside over the Mark Duggan inquest.

More than two years after an armed police officer shot and killed Mr Duggan in Ferry Lane, Tottenham Hale - which sparked the chain of events leading to the Tottenham and London riots - a full inquest into his death is finally taking place.

The jurors are set to spend at least the next 10 weeks hearing evidence and legal argument at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, and could take a further fortnight coming to a conclusion over the exact circumstances surrounding his death.

The jurors will be selected this morning, and Ashley Underwood QC, for the inquest, will give his opening address from 12noon.

More than 100 witnesses are expected to be called, including the armed officer who shot Mr Duggan, his superior and colleagues, forensics and ballistics experts and the driver of the taxi Mr Duggan was in at the time.

Ashley Underwood QC, counsel to the Mark Duggan inquest.Ashley Underwood QC, counsel to the Mark Duggan inquest.

Judge Keith Cutler, the High Court judge of 17 years’ experience appointed as coroner for the inquest, has called the delay of more than two years “absolutely regrettable”, but said his team had worked as quickly as possible to get it heard since he was appointed in January this year.

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