Hundreds of people turned out to pay their respect and final farewells to Mark Duggan in North London yesterday.
Mark Duggan was shot dead by police officers near toTottenham Hale Tube station on 4 August 2011.
Two days after his death the violent Tottenham riots erupted spreading lawlessness and destruction throughout many parts of London and several other major cities in the country.
But yesterday the suspected gangster and father-of-four was remembered for being an innocent family man before a church congregation of 1,000 strong where he was described by his loved ones for turning his life around with the help of his partner Semone, for being a doting father who loved playing computer games with his kids and for ‘dressing up to the nines in bling’ to go out partying.
Hundreds of people lined the streets in North London as his body was carried in a white horse-drawn carriage.
Men and women were seen giving a one-armed salute to their “fallen soldier” as his hearse passed by the family home in Tottenham.
Duggan, 29, was also known as ‘Starrish Mark’ an elder of the notorious Star Gang who dominate the streets of Tottenham through fear and intimidation.
The circumstances surrounding Duggan’s death have lead to simmering tensions between his family members and the police. The Independent Police Complaints Commission are investigating the shooting where two police bullets were fired, one of which killed Mark Duggan.
His body was laid to rest at Wood Green Cemetary.