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.


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
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Crime news

Friday, November 27, 2015
The youth attacked the women in Parliament Hill

A 16-year-old who bit a woman’s groin on Hampstead Heath, hit a man with a claw hammer and carried out violent and sexual assaults will serve just one year in jail.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Do you recognise this man? (Picture: British Transport Police)

A large gang of young men surrounded a 17-year-old girl in West Ham Tube station and threw her to the floor in a frightening incident, British Transport Police (BTP) said today.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Police cordoned off the pavement outside the Vodafone store in Finchley Road

The pavement outside a parade of shops on Finchley Road has been cordoned off after knife raiders threatened staff at a branch of Vodafone and made off with thousands of pounds worth of mobile phones.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Police have released images of two men they would like to speak to after a woman was raped in Brixton last year (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A young woman said she was raped after accepting a lift on leaving a Brixton club last year and today police have released images of men they would like to speak to about the attack.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
A child can be seen being manhandled by a person who appears to be a Subway worker in the video posted online (Picture: YouTube/Kyss McQueen)

Alarming footage of boys trying to smash their way into a north London Subway branch to release their friend - who appears to be locked inside and forcibly held by a Subway worker - has gone viral on social media.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Vasilaki Kakko, a teenage boy who was stabbed to death in Holloway

A boy stabbed near Caledonian Road Tube station in Holloway, north London, has been named by police as Vasilaki Kakko.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...


MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!

Read more

You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Read more

Latest Tech News