THE BROTHER of Mark Duggan – the Tottenham man shot dead by police in August – has made an emotional appeal for “justice”.

Launching the Tottenham Defence Campaign today with three other families who have lost relatives in police incidents, Shaun Hall described the death of his brother in Ferry Lane on August 4 as “an assassination”.

He said: “What had my brother done so wrong? He had no criminal record and was not wanted by the police for anything as far as we know, so why did it happen?

“We're told the police officer was scared – what was he scared of? Was he adequately trained? Why didn't the local Tottenham police intervene?

“I loved my brother. My family have been hurt but we want to stay strong – we need justice.”

Mr Hall said he was willing to give the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – which is investigating the death – a chance to “get things right”, and urged any witnesses to come forward and give information.

But he did criticise the IPCC for telling journalists there had been a "firefight" in the immediate aftermath of the incident - which turned out to be untrue.

Fighting back tears, he called his brother a "good man" although "no angel", and said the family had been "ripped apart" by his death.

The father-of-four, 29, was travelling in a minicab outside Tottenham Hale Station when he was stopped by police and shot in the chest.

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

Today's meeting at North London Community House, in Moorefield Road, also included the families of Roger Sylvester, Cynthia Jarrett and Joy Gardner, who each called for more investigations into their deaths.

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

The meeting marked the 26th anniversary of the death of Mrs Jarrett, 49, who 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 her with a deportation order.