Stephen Lawrence’s father says he is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ that the investigation into his son’s murder had been shelved by police. Neville Lawrence revealed that he ‘will always live with the hope that someone might come forward with evidence which will allow us to achieve full justice for Stephen’. His comments come as police today revealed they had closed their investigation into the murder of Stephen 27 years after he was killed in a racially-motivated attack. The 18-year-old was murdered by a group of racists while waiting for a bus in Eltham, South East London, in April 1993. Five men were named by the Daily Mail as his killers in February 1997, but it was not until January 2012 that two of the group were convicted of murder. Gary Dobson and David Norris were jailed for life at the Old Bailey after a trial that hinged on tiny traces of forensic evidence found years after the crime. Two of the three remaining former suspects, brothers Neil and Jamie Acourt, have since served jail time for drug dealing, while Luke Knight has remained free. The original investigation failed to convict those responsible, and the campaign for justice by Stephen’s parents Baroness… Read full this story
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