The Metropolitan Police’s Digital Forensic Unit has produced evidence within the trial of Kevin Hutchinson-Foster to suggest that Mark Duggan had been in contact with him shortly prior to the Police shooting Mark Duggan dead.
Mark Duggan had exchanged mobile phone calls and text messages with Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, Snaresbrook Crown Court was told and the Prosecution say that it shows that Mark Duggan had collected a handgun from the Defendant.
Det Con Thomas Jenkins, from Operation Trident that investigates gun crime in London informed the Court that the mobile phone found within Mark Duggan’s jacket at the scene of his shooting contained a number listed as ‘Kev’ within the address book and included calls and text messages between 16:57 hrs and 17:56 hrs on 4th August 2011, the evening that Mark Duggan was shot.
Mark Duggan’s phone suggested that a fifth call had been made to a minicab company and cell site analysis indicated that the minicab he was travelling in had stopped at a house in Leyton.
Kevin Hutchinson-Foster is alleged to have handed a handgun to Mark Duggan in a cardboard shoebox at that address and the minicab then continued to Ferry Lane in Tottenham where Mark Duggan’s cab was stopped and he was shot dead by Police.
The jury were told that Kevin Hutchinson-Foster said he had lost the mobile phone that is believed to have been the one used to communicate with Mark Duggan but the SIM card was later seized from his home address.
The court was previously told that Mark Duggan’s fingerprints were identified on the box and the gun that he is alleged to have removed from his waistband was from 3 metres from the site of his shooting.
Kevin Hutchinson-Foster denies that he gave a handgun to Mark Duggan and the Trial continues.
25th September 2012
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