Mark Duggan’s brother has been cleared of involvement in a gang knife fight in Selfridges that stabbed two people to death while his rapper son faces a possible retrial.
Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police officers on August 4, 2011, sparking riots in London and other cities across the country.
His brother Marlon Duggan, 38, and son Kemani Duggan, 21, a rapper who performs as Bandokay, have been accused of taking part in the brawl at the world-famous Oxford Street shop on May 8, 2021.
Ryheem Lindsay, 20, and Bryan Carvalho, 22, were both stabbed in the leg during the stabbing in front of terrified shoppers.
Marlon Duggan was cleared of violent disturbances after insisting he was acting as a peacekeeper. The jury was unable to return a verdict against Marlon’s nephew, Kemani, on the violent disorder charge.
Marlon Duggan, 38, (pictured in 2014 after an inquest into his brother’s death) was acquitted of involvement in a gang knife fight in Selfridges in 2021 but his son may face a retrial
Kemani Duggan (pictured outside Southwark Crown Court earlier this month), aka Bandokay, may face a retrial for violent disorder
CCTV was played in court showing chaos erupting in the store as seven men chased each other, shoved each other into clothes rails and hurled mannequins.
Carvalho was found guilty not of willful injury but of violent disorder and possession of a knife.
Javani Best, 23, and Andre Deer, 20, have been convicted of violent disorder by a jury at Southwark Crown Court.
The jury was also unable to return a verdict for Maliq Knox-Hooke-Campbell on the violent disorder charge.
Those found guilty will be sentenced on May 18.
A hearing will be held on April 14 to decide whether Knox-Hooke-Campbell and Kemani Duggan face a retrial.
Ryheem Lindsay, 20, was ruled unfit to stand trial but the jury found he had committed the acts of violent disorder intentionally wounding and possessing a knife.
Robert Brown, prosecutor, described the incident as a “completely unnecessary outburst of violence between two groups” at Selfridges.
Mark Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police officers on August 4, 2011, sparking riots in London and other cities across the country
Some of those involved arrived at the store in a black Mercedes driven by Deer.
CCTC footage played in court showed Kemani throwing a mannequin at Carvalho after the fight broke out.
Carvalho can be clearly seen brandishing a knife before being kicked to the ground by Knox-Hooke-Campbell.
“As he was down, he was kicked by Maliq Knox-Hooke-Campbell, Andre Deer, Marlon Duggan and another man,” Brown said.
Both Lindsay and Carvalho were treated at Whittington Hospital for stab wounds in their leg.
Police found a trail of blood leading from the store to the second floor parking lot. Officers also recovered a discarded knife.
The prosecutor had said the public was “fearful for their own safety because of the actions of these defendants.”
In a statement read in court, Kemani said: “I accept that I was present at Selfridges myself.
“I went to Selfridges to buy clothes for my birthday. I went shopping with my girlfriend.
“A fight started with a guy I don’t know. I wasn’t there when the argument started. I don’t know when the argument started.
“I saw an unknown man with a knife. I was scared when I saw him.’
“I didn’t stab anyone. I don’t carry knives.’
Shoppers at Selfridges (pictured) were horrified when violence broke out between the two groups of men in 2021
Knox-Hooke-Campbell said, “All actions I took were lawful, in self-defense or in defense of others.”
Marlon Duggan said in a statement: “All actions I have taken have been lawful, in self-defense, in defense of others, or as a peacemaker.”
Giving evidence, Carvalho claimed that he grabbed the knife from another man’s pocket during the fight, fearing for his life.
Lindsay, Carvalho, Best of Haringey, Deer of Borehamwood, Herts, Knox-Hooke of Haringey and the two Duggans, also of Haringey, all denied violent rioting.
Lindsay of Well House, Dalston, east London, Carvalho of Maya Place, New Southgate, north London both denied being intentionally injured and having a bladed object.
Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk
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