Duggan ‘handed loaded gun’

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A LOADED hand­gun was given to Mark Duggan 15 min­utes be­fore he was shot dead by po­lice, a court heard.

De­tails emerged as the pros­e­cu­tion opened its case against Kevin Hutchin­son-Fos­ter, 30, who al­legedly sup­plied the weapon.

The court heard Mr Duggan ( right), 29, had trav­elled by cab to col­lect the gun, and his later death in Tot­ten­ham, north Lon­don, sparked ri­ots which spread across Eng­land in sum­mer 2011.

Snares­brook Crown Court was told that a hand­gun found on grass bank near the scene had been in Mr Duggan’s pos­ses­sion af­ter he had taken a cab to col­lect the gun, which was hid­den in a shoe­box. Af­ter the han­dover, he had car­ried on to­wards Tot­ten­ham Hale, tak­ing the gun out at some point dur­ing the jour­ney, the court was told.

The cab was stopped by po­lice and he “...was shot and fa­tally injured as a re­sult of his pos­ses­sion of that gun and what he was thought to be about to do with it.”

Mr Hutchin­son-Fos­ter, of no fixed abode, de­nies all charges.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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