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Former Stephen Lawrence suspect charged with drug offences

DRUG CHARGE: Jamie Acourt appeared in court yesterday

A FORMER suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder case has been charged with drug offences following his extradition from Spain.

Jamie Acourt appeared in the dock at Westminster magistrates yesterday. He confirmed his name and said nothing else.

The 42-year-old is facing charges of conspiracy to supply between three and four tonnes of cannabis.

Acourt was extradited from Barcelona, Spain and arrived at Heathrow airport on Wednesday.

His extradition was the result of a joint operation between the National Crime Association and the Spanish police.

Acourt will be remanded in custody until an appearance at Kingston Crown Court on July 5.

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