The jury at the Mark Duggan inquest heard today that no DNS traces from Mark Duggan were found on the incriminating gun or the sock that it was wrapped in.

Mark was shot dead by police in 2011, and the officers claimed that after receiving information that Mark was in the possession of a firearm, they shot him in self-defence when he aimed the gun at officers.

Met Police fingerprint expert Jacqueline Landais told the court that there were no fingerprints or DNA “attributable to Mark” found on the gun or the sock it was in and claimed there was no evidence to prove that Mark had opened the box that the gun was being carried in.

She then went on to say that because of the way that guns are made, it can sometimes be difficult to pick up enough DNA information off of them

The inquest continues.