published on -11 January 2014
NATIONAL CHURCH LEADERS FORUM PRESS RELEASE
Statement for immediate release published on Saturday 11 January 2014
Re: The Mark Duggan Verdict
Following the jury’s verdict on Wednesday at the inquest into the shooting of Mark Duggan on 4 August 2011, we would like to offer our sympathy to the Duggan family at this difficult time.The verdict of ‘lawful killing’ was reached by the jury after sitting for three months listening to the evidence of 93 witnesses and deliberating for seven days.There are conflicting and contradictory aspects of the case that the family are concerned about.
The family have asked for calm as they pursue a legal course of action to get answers to their questions and concerns, which is their right.
As the family, friends and supporters hold a vigil for Mark Duggan in Tottenham today, we hope that their wishes for a composed and peaceful vigil will be respected, and with their dignity upheld that the event will bring all communities together, working to rebuild trust in the community on which good policing depends.
National Church Leaders Forum – A Black Christian Voice, Steering Group
Pastor Ade Amooba, Co-Chair
Dr David Muir, Co-Chair
Pastor Modupe Afolabi
Dr Joe Aldred
Pastor Celia Appiagyei-Collins
Ms Dionne Gravesande
Dr Michel Sacramento
Pastor Yisuku Tito
Pastor Ade Amooba: 07956 007150
Dr David Muir: 07530 780110
The National Church Leaders Forum– A Black Christian Voice (NCLF) represents the interests, concerns and aspirations of the African and Caribbean churches in the UK, conservatively estimated to be 250,000 members.