Stephen Lawrence exclusive: how two gangs’ racist rivalry led to murder, the getaway and how the police were ‘bought’
To mark the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s death, we republish here our exclusive three-part investigation into the background to his murder, based on detailed conversations with an individual associated with criminal underworld figures linked to the families of the men who killed him.
Why were the police so slow to move against the gang who murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993?
Rivalry between two racist criminal gangs was the backdrop to the murder of Stephen Lawrence, we can reveal in the second part of our three-part exclusive investigation.
This timeline goes with our three-part investigation, with new information on how Stephen Lawrence’s killers escaped on the night of the murder and the racist criminal gangs of 1990s south east London.
It is almost exactly 21 years since black teenager Stephen Lawrence was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack on Well Hall Road, Eltham, south east London.