Sunday, 7 August 2011

Man killed in Tottenham Hale shooting named by locals as Mark Duggan
by David Hardiman

THE MAN shot dead by police in Tottenham Hale last night as been named locally as Tottenham resident Mark Duggan.

The unconfirmed reports suggest the 29-year-old father of four was killed after a shoot-out between officers and two men in a car outside Tottenham Hale Station in Ferry Lane at around 6.15pm.

Mourners have gathered outside the house of the family just two miles north-west of where Mr Duggan was shot dead.

It is thought the man was shot by marksmen after he fired at an officer – the Metropolitan Police officer was taken to hospital but later discharged.

A worker at a nearby coffee shop in Ferry Lane, who did not want to be named, described how she heard the drama unfold.

She said: “I was just about to finish my shift and was about to head to the station when I heard two shots.

“After that we saw police cars and they began to tape off everything.”

Investigators from the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, have sealed off the area while they investigate.

Tottenham MP David Lammy as appealed to the community to keep calm and allow the investigation to take its course.

He said: “I am shocked and deeply worried by this news. There is now a mood of anxiety in the local community but everyone must remain calm.

“It is encouraging that the Independent Police Complaints Commission has immediately taken over the investigation.

“There is a need to clarify the facts and to move quickly to allay fears.”