Scene of Mark Duggan's death
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Mark Duggan: Shot man 'was a threat' firearms officer says

8 January 2014 Last updated at 16:10 GMT

A Metropolitan Police firearms officer, who arrived on the scene of the shooting of Mark Duggan just minutes after it happened, has spoken to the BBC.

Duggan, a 29-year-old father of six, was shot by police who stopped the taxi in which he was travelling in Tottenham, north London, in August 2011.

His death led to a protest in Tottenham which sparked widespread riots across England.

The officer, who was a member of the specialist firearm command branch, is no longer with the Metropolitan Police.

She now works in the security industry and wants to remain anonymous.