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Doreen Lawrence OBE New Labour Peer

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Doreen Lawrence OBE, is to sit in the House of Lords as a new working peer. Baroness Lawrence was awarded a life peerage for her continued campaigns for justice, race equality and better policing.

The mother of murdered Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racist attack in Woolwich when he was 18 years old, Baroness Lawrence has continually campaigned to bring Stephen’s killers to justice.

Baroness Lawrence founded a charity in her son’s name,  the Chair of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Symon Sentain said

“We are so proud of Doreen. The Peerage is a very welcome acknowledgement of the role that Doreen has played in shaping this country through her relentless fight for justice.”

 

Stephen Lawrence Trial Guilty Verdicts

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The jury in the trial of Gary Dobson and David Norris for the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 at a bus stop in Eltham, south London has found both defendants Guilty of murder.

In a verdict given after three days of deliberation by the jury and deliverd at lunchtime today, the seven week trial comes to an end but the case remains open. The verdicts come as a relief to much of the black community in the UK who have long felt that the two convicted murders, are part of a larger group of white youths who attacked Lawrence and his friend Duwayne Brooks on the evening of April 22nd 1993.

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