THE FAMILIES of four Tottenham people who died in incidents involving police are to launch a campaign against “disproportionate” treatment.

The four – which include the family of Mark Duggan, whose shooting by police in early August sparked nationwide riots – will launch the Tottenham Defence Campaign on Wednesday.

They will call for fair justice for youngsters in the area after the riots who they feel will face “disproportionate and unequal treatment”, as well as calling for stereotypes of the people of Tottenham to be rejected.

Community leader Stafford Scott, who is campaigning with the families, said: “The police must be held to account over the death of four members of our community, for their failings to contact the family of Mark Duggan about his death and their woeful response to family members on the peaceful demonstration in August.

“Within the community, people believe the police bear ultimate culpability for the rioting that took place in Tottenham through their failure to respond to the family or to act as events unfolded.

“Yet it's the community of Tottenham who will be further stigmatised and punished – we will be calling on the Independent Police Complaints Commission to carry out its duty and ensure their investigation reveals the full truth about the killing of Mark Duggan.”

The investigation in the death of Mr Duggan is ongoing, with the police officer who shot him removed from firearms duties, but not suspended.

The families of Roger Sylvester, Cynthia Jarrett and Joy Gardner will join the Duggan's at Wednesday's launch.

Mr Sylvester, 30, died in January 1999 after being restrained by officers in a padded room at a psychiatric hospital after he was found banging naked on his own front door.

Mrs Jarrett, 49, died when police searched her Thorpe Road house in October 1985, sparking the Broadwater Farm riot a day later.

Ms Gardner, 40, died in July 1993 after being bound and gagged by police who arrived at her flat in Crouch End to serve a deportation order on her.