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Alleged Met corruption report on Stephen Lawrence due today

MURDERED: Stephen Lawrence was 18 when he was killed by a gang of white youths

THE HOME Office will today (Mar 6) publish its report into allegations that police officers helped protect the racist murderers of teenager Stephen Lawrence who was killed by a white gang in 1993.

The report comes after the murdered sixth-former’s mother Doreen Lawrence, now a Labour peer, called for the home secretary to investigate the role of police in allowing her son’s killers to evade justice for nearly 20 years.

Some of the murder suspects have still not been brought to justice over the murder at a bus stop in Eltham, southeast London.

The Met denies its officers were involved in any corrupt activities in connection with the murder investigation, but Lawrence believes police shielded her son’s killers.

Two men have been imprisoned for Stephen’s murder, but there were five youths present when the 18-year-old was stabbed to death.

The 1999 Macpherson inquiry found the Met were “institutionally racist” in how they carried out the murder investigation, but concluded there had been no police corruption involved in the Met’s failings.

Conducted by Mark Ellison QC, the report also looked into media revelations that officers were ordered to spy on the Lawrence family after the murder in order to help smear them publicly.

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