Drug Dealer Jailed Over Duggan Gun

A drug dealer who supplied a gun to Mark Duggan minutes before his fatal shooting by police sparking the 2011 summer riots, has been jailed 11 years.

Kevin Hutchinson-Foster was found guilty at the Old Bailey in January of giving Mr Duggan the gun 15 minutes before he was shot dead on August 4, 2011.

The 29-year-old's death in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, north London, sparked riots that swept across London and other English towns and cities.

Hutchinson-Foster, 30, denied selling or transferring a prohibited firearm to Mr Duggan between July 28 and August 5, 2011.

A jury failed to reach a verdict but he was convicted at the Old Bailey following a retrial.

Judge David Radford jailed him for seven years for supplying the gun, and a further four years for other offences.

Hutchinson-Foster is already in custody serving a sentence for drugs offences and was on licence at the time of the offence.

He was also jailed today after admitting using the same gun to "pistol whip" a barber five days before.

He is seen on CCTV threatening Peter Osadebay then returning and beating him with the gun until he nearly lost consciousness.

Hutchinson-Foster was jailed for four years for possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and nine months concurrently for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Judge Radford told Hutchinson-Foster he could not be held responsible for what happened later.

But he had passed an illegal weapon with a bullet in its magazine to Mr Duggan "for what must have been for a serious criminal purpose".

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