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.

Archant

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.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Police would like to speak to this man (Picture: Met Police)

A predator sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in broad daylight as she waited for a bus on Brixton Road, police said.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Police would like to speak to this man (Picture: British Transport Police)

A 63-year-old was left with a bleeding nose and spit on his face after an argument with a man he bumped into on a Baker Street Tube station escalator, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Monday, July 27, 2015
The innocent man was attacked by a gang of men on Tower Bridge

This shocking video shows a gang of around 12 hooded thugs attacking an innocent man on Tower Bridge in an unprovoked ‘vicious’ assault.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Police believe this man can help with their enquiries (Picture: Met Police)

The hunt is on for a pervert who sexually assaulted a woman on a Hackney bus as it drove near Shoreditch Town Hall.

Monday, July 27, 2015
A huge fight broke out at Woolwich Tesco Extra in south-east London (Picture: Google Street View)

This shocking video shows a late night mass brawl between shoppers at Woolwich Tesco over the weekend.

Monday, July 27, 2015
The driver's shocking injuries (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

A black cab driver was left unconscious and covered in blood after he asked his passengers to pay a standard clean-up fee for being sick in his taxi.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more
Get up close and personal to this global phenomenon!

Following a sell-out 2014 run, the global phenomenon that is Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is back in London, running at the Dominion Theatre in the heart of the West End until 5th September 2015.

Read more