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Funeral for man whose shooting sparked riots

Hundreds of grieving friends and relatives came together yesterday to bid farewell to the police shooting victim whose death triggered rioting across England.

Emotional scenes played out as mourners united for Mark Duggan's solemn send-off amid simmering tensions sparked by his killing last month.

Leading the tributes to the father-of-four, his devastated partner Semone Wilson said her "first real love" was now "smiling down on us".

Earlier Mr Duggan's body was transported through Tottenham's Broadwater Farm estate in a white carriage drawn by four white horses.

The ornate cortege was adorned with flowers. Emblazoned on it were the words 'grandson', 'son' and 'dad'.

Mr Duggan's death in August in north London preceded four nights of violence and looting.

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