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'We're still fighting to get all of Stephen's killers'

STILL FIGHTING: Doreen Lawrence

LAST YEAR two men were convicted of murdering black teenager Stephen Lawrence during a racist attack in 1993.

But as the 20th anniversary of his murder approaches, and exactly a year after his killers were jailed, Stephen's mother, Doreen Lawrence, has vowed to catch every person responsible for her son's death.

"We're still fighting to make sure we get all of them. Yes, we have two, but we want to get them all" she told ITV's Daybreak this morning.

Stephen, an aspiring architect, was stabbed to death by a gang of youths at a bus stop in Eltham, southeast London while on his way home with friend, Duwayne Brooks.

On January 4, 2012, Gary Dobson and David Norris were sentenced to a total of 29 years for his murder.

Doreen said more would be done this year to ensure no other family has to go through what she endured, including an outreach programme to new police chiefs in a bid to restore faith in the British legal system.

"I think since the Macpherson report came out and the new Government came in, a lot of things have been rolled back - around stop and search and around equality issues and such. They don't [have to record when they stop and search someone] so there's no accountability to how the police behave on the streets to individuals. I think that rather than us moving forward, we're moving backwards."

"Just before Christmas, I received a joint letter from David Cameron and Nick Clegg saying that their policy is that race is very important to them. I think that words are very good, but we need to see some action."

A concert has been planned for April, the month Stephen was murdered, as well as a criminal justice lecture, an annual memorial lecture and a gala ball will help raise awareness and funds.

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