Mark Duggan's family granted 'lawful killing' inquest verdict appeal


The family of Mark Duggan, whose fatal shooting by a police marksman sparked nationwide riots, have won permission to go to the Court of Appeal over a finding that he was "lawfully killed".

They are challenging a decision by three High Court judges that an inquest jury was entitled to bring in its 8-2 majority verdict.

Lord Justice Sales allowed their application for permission to launch a full appeal against the High Court ruling.

The judge 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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