A loaded handgun was given to Mark Duggan 15 minutes after he was shot dead by police in Tottenham last year, a court has heard.
Edward Brown QC told Snaresbrook Crown Court that Mr Duggan had travelled by cab to Leyton, east London to collect the gun. No gun was found on Mr Duggan immediately after he had been killed, but PCSO Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, 30, managed to "find" the gun 15 minutes later in a sock labelled "metropolitan police".
Mr Brown told the court that on 4 August a handgun was found in Ferry Lane, Tottenham Hale, north London, and it had been in Mr Duggan's possession a short period after he was shot 15 times by armed police. The police were confident that the gun belonged to Mark Duggan as there was a "police evidence" luggage label attached to it saying "Mark Duggan's Gun". No fingerprints were found on it other than those of the PCSO who discovered the firearm.