The family of the man shot dead by police triggering riots across Tottenham have condemned the violence.

A peaceful march protesting against the killing of local 29 year old Mark Duggan soon turned into a riot which left 26 police officers injured and shops burnt out.

Scotland Yard confirmd that 55 people had so far been arrested for offences including violent disorder, burglary and theft.

Duggan’s elder brother Sean Hall said: “We’re not condoning any kind of actions like that at all."

“I know people are frustrated, they’re angry out there at the moment, but I would say please try and hold it down. Please don’t make this about my brother’s life, he was a good man.”

Hall also called on police to “come clean” about the circumstances surrounding his brother’s shooting.

Duggan, a father of fou,r was shot on Thursday evening after the cab he was a passenger in was stopped by police.

According to Met sources Duggan was believed to have fired a handgun at a policeman, the bullet of which lodged in the policeman's radio.

Duggan was then shot by a submachine gun.

However subsequent scientific tests apparently showed the bullet which hit the police radio was a police issue round.

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