doc

The judicial review of the inquest of a man shot dead by police will begin tomorrow.

The hearing, scheduled to last two days, will assess the verdict of lawful killing returned by the jury in the Mark Duggan inquest.

Mr Duggan’s family have said that the jury were misdirected in law by the coroner and that the lawful killing verdict is therefore unsound.

In January, the jury agreed that Mr Duggan did not have a gun in his hand when he was shot by an armed police officer.

Carole Duggan, Mr Duggan’s aunt, said: “We as a family, like a lot of the public, were shocked by the outcome of the inquest into Mark’s death – that the jury could have reached a lawful killing conclusion when they also concluded Mark was unarmed.

“We are equally shocked by the coroner’s report, as his concerns, based on his recommendations, mirror exactly the concerns of the family before the inquest had even begun. 

“As a result we are further confused by the contradictions between the jury’s findings and the detailed coroners report.”

Lord Justice Leveson will hear the case at the Royal Courts of Justice, from 10am.