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Police to keep anonymity in Duggan gun trial

KILLED: Mark Duggan

POLICE OFFICERS will be able to give evidence anonymously at the trial of the man accused of supplying Mark Duggan with a gun believed to have been found on the 29-year-old when he was shot and killed by police last year.

A judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court said the Met officers could give evidence from behind a screen using pseudonyms at Kevin Hutchinson-Foster's trial.

The death of Duggan, which occurred during a planned operation to arrest him on August 4, sparked last summer's riots in Tottenham, north London, which then spread to other parts of London and across England.

The judge said he made the order to prevent them from coming to harm.

The trial of Mr Hutchinson-Foster, 29, is due to begin in September.

The seven officers are a mixture of firearms and surveillance officers.

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