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Duggan's aunt blasts IPCC for 'withholding information'

KILLED: Mark Duggan was shot in the chest in the police

FAMILY OF a man shot dead by police have accused the authorities of withholding information following an announcement that an inquest into his death could be held in secret.
 
At a pre-inquest hearing held yesterday (March 26) at North London Coroner’s Court, heard that some information surrounding Mark Duggan's death would not be made public due to sensitive information regarding the police.

Coroner Andrew Walker said there was a chance an inquiry would have take place behind closed doors.

The 29-year-old died on August 4, 2011, after being shot in the chest by police in Tottenham, north London, during a pre-planned operation.

Anger following his death sparked the summer riots that spread across England last year.

A provisional date has been set for January 28, 2013.
 
“We believe the IPCC are withholding information from us which is delay tactics,” said Duggan’s aunt, Carole, who attended the hearing.
 
Carole, accompanied by Duggan’s fiancée Semone Wilson and his brother Marlon, added: “Maybe they think we will go away, come to terms with what has happened, but we are a grieving family and we will always grieve for Mark.”
 
It is not the first time the Duggan family has felt betrayed by the criminal justice system.

Immediately following his death, the IPCC released information stating that Duggan shot at police first.

Ballistic tests later proved this to be a lie and the IPCC was forced to retract its initial statement.

The IPCC has launched its own investigation into the shooting and said it would provide the coroner with a final report in Autumn.

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