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(not satire – it’s the UK gutter press!)

The Mark Duggan photograph used by most of the tabloid newspapers – which supposedly shows him as a hard-faced gangster – was actually cropped from a photograph taken of him mourning his dead daughter.

The following photograph was used regularly by tabloids like the Daily Express and the Daily Mail to accompany their articles painting Mark Duggan as a tough gangster:

mark duggan
But what the tabloids didn’t tell you is that Mark’s grim expression in the photograph is because at the time it was taken he was at his daughter’s funeral.

Here’s the uncropped version:

mark duggan dead daughter

That’s not a ‘tough-guy’ expression on his face.

It’s grief.


Thanks to Richard Donnelly for the heads up on this.


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