British police to monitor vigil for riots death man
LONDON (AFP) - London's Metropolitan Police said on Saturday that they were planning to monitor a vigil for Mark Duggan, the man who was shot dead by police a year ago sparking riots across England.
Duggan, 29, was shot in the chest in Tottenham, north London on Aug 4 last year.
Local protests against the shooting turned violent and within days a wave of looting and arson had spread across English cities, killing five people and damaging property worth millions of pounds.
A memorial service for Duggan is due to be held at Tottenham Town Hall at 5 pm on Sunday (12am Singapore time on Monday) and Scotland Yard said there would be a "visible policing presence" in the area.