Son of Mark Duggan - whose death sparked London riots - admits having a gun

The son of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in 2011, is facing jail time after admitting he had a gun.

Kemani Duggan - a rapper also known as Bandokay - had been due to face trial for possessing a Tokarev pistol and 22 bulleted cartridges with intent to danger life.

But shortly before the 23-year-old's case was set to be heard at the Old Bailey, he pleaded guilty to lesser charges of possession with intent to cause fear of violence.

The charges stated that he and Abdou Bojang, along with others, had a Tokarev self-loading pistol and the cartridges from 19 February to 21 March last year.

Bojang, a 22-year-old from Hackney, denied the charge but admitted possessing a prohibited firearm and ammunition without a firearm certificate, which Duggan had also previously admitted.

Prosecutor Diana Wilson accepted the pleas and asked for any outstanding charges to lie on the court file.

The court was told that the minimum sentence for having a gun was five years in prison.

Judge Philip Katz KC remanded the defendants into custody to be sentenced on Friday.

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Duggan, from Islington, was just 10 when his 29-year-old father Mark was shot dead in Tottenham 13 years ago.

Armed officers had intercepted a minicab in which he was travelling after receiving intelligence that he was carrying a gun.

A pistol was later found about 7m (23ft) away from the minicab.

Mr Duggan's shooting by an officer, only known as V53, went on to spark riots in London and other English cities for almost a week.

His family, led by Mr Duggan's mother Pamela, were outraged at the 2014 inquest verdict that he was "lawfully killed".