SHOT DEAD: Mark Duggan died after armed police fired at him in 2011
Detective inspector Katie Lilburn said there was no connection found after an anonymous letter alleging a police set up in the death of Mark Duggan and that letter was false.
Both the Duggan family and Metro Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe were among the recipents.
The letter claimed that Mark Duggan,from Tottenham, was “assassinated” by officers.
At a young age of 29, Mark Duggan was fatally shot by officers in Ferry Lane, Tottenham on August 4, 2011, which sparked huge riots across London and in other parts of the country that summer.
The letter said there was a link between an officer and an informant, known as U1.
However, the police inspector, Lilburn, called the allegations false and that U1 had never been a registered police informant.
It is alleged that informant U1 convinced Duggan to pick up a gun before he tipped off police.
The letter suggested a link between an informant and an officer had led to the shooting of Duggan, but Detective inspector Katie Lilburn, who gave evidence today at the inquest into his death, said that no such connection had been found.
The author of the letter listed a bunch of names of alleged police informants, claiming that the leader of the Tottenham North Star gang was one.
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