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ONE YEAR ON FROM THE POLICE SHOOTING OF MARK DUGGAN – FAMILY STATEMENT
Friday 3 August 2012
Pam Duggan, Mark Duggan’s mother, said:
“The past 12 months have been terrible. We still have no answers about why my son died.
“Thirty one police officers surrounded Mark and he was shot twice. Why? Why have none of the police officers given statements, one year on?
“One of the last things my partner, Mark’s dad, said before he died a few weeks ago was that he wanted justice for his son. We still don’t have justice.
“I won’t give up until I get justice for Mark. People need to be held to account for my son’s death. There needs to be a full inquest, in front of a jury of ordinary men and women, to find out the truth.”
Notes to editor:
1. There will be a private memorial service taking place on Sunday 5 August in Tottenham.
2. The family will not be giving further interviews.
‘You have clearly made yourselves a force to be reckoned with, a powerful instrument for good. In the process you have not only achieved real change in an aspect of our common life which would have commanded little attention or esteem were it not for your efforts, but you have at the same time offered enormous support to those bereaved people who long for a clear verdict on the death in custody of someone who means a great deal to them.’
– Dr Peter Selby, President of the National Council for Independent Monitoring Boards