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Baroness Lawrence's statement following Metropolitan Police decision to end active investigation

Updated: Apr 27, 2022

Following the decision by Scotland Yard to end the active investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE has released the following statement:

“Eight years after the conviction of two of the men that murdered Stephen I am now told that there are no further leads to follow in the investigation. I am truly disappointed that those others who were equally responsible for my son’s racist killing may not be brought to justice.

I would like to thank Clive Driscoll who was the Senior Investigating Officer responsible for the conviction of Gary Dobson and David Norris which took place almost twenty years of me fighting for justice. Having Clive Driscoll on Stephen’s case made all the difference to me and had he had the opportunity of continuing to investigate the murder there may have been more convictions.

I am very sad that a line has now been drawn into the investigation and that it is now in an ‘inactive’ phase. Despite this, I would still urge anyone who has any information that could help me get all of Stephen’s killers convicted, to come forward. It is never too late to give a mother justice for the murder of her son. Whilst the Metropolitan Police have given up, I never will.”

Please also see articles published by The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC News and The Daily Mail.


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