Mark Duggan family granted appeal over High Court ruling he was 'lawfully killed' by police

Duggan's death sparked nationwide riots

Adam Withnall
Tuesday 27 October 2015 11:31
The shooting of Mark Duggan sparked the Tottenham riots
The shooting of Mark Duggan sparked the Tottenham riots

The family of Mark Duggan has been granted permission to go to the Court of Appeal over a ruling that he was "lawfully killed" by a police marksman.

An inquest jury gave a majority verdict in favour of the police last January, and Mr Duggan's family want to challenge the High Court ruling that they were entitled to do so.

Mr Duggan's killing by a police marksman in Tottenham sparked nationwide riots in August 2011.

At an appeal hearing on Tuesday, Lord Justice Sales cautioned the family against thinking his decision meant their appeal must succeed.

But he said their case was "arguable" and added: "I am granting permission on the basis that there is a real prospect of success on appeal."

The judge said: "I also consider a further compelling reason for the grant of permission is that the shooting dead of a suspect by police is always a matter for careful scrutiny."

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