Police shelve probe into racist murder that shocked the UK


Undated picture released on January 3, 2012 shows teenager Stephen Lawrence, who was stabbed to death by a gang of white youths in south London in 1993. – AFP/Metropolitan Police handout, August 11, 2020.

BRITISH police today said they had no further lines of inquiry to pursue in the 1993 murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, viewed as a watershed moment in British race relations.

The investigation into the 18-year-old’s murder will be moved to an “inactive phase”, Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick announced today.


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