The bullet used to shoot a police officer in Tottenham wasn’t the bullet of father of four Mark Duggan, who was shot dead during the alleged gunfight between himself and police that took place on August 4. Reports claim that the bullet lodged in a police radio, was in fact police issued ammunition. It was this shooting which triggered the ongoing Tottenham riots.
Ballistic analysis has also indicated that a handgun found at the scene where Mark Duggan was killed by police had not been used. The IPCC said investigation into the circumstances of the shooting were continuing with a CCTV trawl of the area.
Bullets used by the Metropolitan Police are hollowed out and are designed not to pass through an object meaning that they are very distinctive. The Bullet which was found in the officer’s radio is still undergoing forensic investigation leaving questions about whether there was an exchange of fire between 29-year-old Mark Duggan and the police officer involved unanswered.
Helen Shaw, from charity Inquest, making a statement on behalf of the Duggan family, said
The family want everyone to know that the disorder going on has nothing to do with finding out what happened to Mark. They also want people to know they are deeply distressed by the disorder effecting so many communities across the country.’
A pre-inquest review has been set for December 12.
Another man shot yesterday night as a result of riots in Croydon today died in hospital.