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Today marks the 27th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder

Today marks the 27th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder

Author: Rafi Benady | Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Today marks the 27th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder Photograph

27 years ago today a 19-year-old Stephen Lawrence was murdered because he was black whilst waiting at a bus stop in Eltham, South East London.

This was a landmark case which led to the partial revocation against double jeopardy (a procedural defence that prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same charges following a valid acquittal or conviction).

Only two of Lawrence’s five attackers were ever sent to prison. Our thoughts are with Stephen’s parents Doreen Lawrence and Neville Lawrence.

RIP Stephen Lawrence 1974-1993.