FAMILY members of the man who's shooting by police sparked the London riots listened as his inquest was adjourned today.

Mark Duggan, of Roland Hill Avenue, Tottenham, died of a single gun shot wound to the chest fired by an officer from the Met's specialist firearms unit C019 in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, on Thursday.

An inquest was opened and adjourned, until December 12, at North London Coroners Court, in High Barnet, today.

Friends and family protested over the shooting outside Tottenham Police Station on Saturday but the scenes spiralled out of control.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation continues and the court will work together with its team and with the family.

Coroner Andrew Walker said: "Can I just assure you of my deepest sympathies to members of the family.

"As members of the family you will know that in due course there will be an inquest touching the death of Mr Duggan.

"This is the first stage in that process."