Court hears Duggan was given gun

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Press TV
19/9/12
A court heard Tuesday September 18 that a handgun was passed to Mark Duggan 15 minutes before he was shot dead by the British police, which sparked last summer’s unrest across Britain.

According to the reports, details of the incident emerged at Kevin Hutchinson-Foster’s trial. Hutchinson-Foster is accused of selling prohibited firearm to Duggan between July 28 and August 5 last year.

London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday heard that Hutchinson-Foster had provided a gun to Duggan 12-15 minutes before the fatal shooting, British media reports said.

Prosecutor Edward Brown QC said a BBM Bruni Model 92 handgun was found by police at the scene of the shooting which was passed to Duggan by Hutchinson-Foster before the incident. The defendant, however, denies selling or transferring any sort of guns to Duggan.

Unprecedented unrest across Britain last summer which led to the death of five people and the arrest of over 3,000 was triggered by the shooting of Duggan, who the police claimed had a gun and exchanged shots with them.

Earlier in February, British police justified the fatal shooting of another black man in South East London through the same self defence scenario.