Murder of Stephen Lawrence

Coordinates: 51°27′41″N 0°02′58″E / 51.46132°N 0.04955°E / 51.46132; 0.04955
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Murder of Stephen Lawrence
Well Hall Road, Eltham, in 2006, near the scene of the crime.
Date22 April 1993
Coordinates51°27′41″N 0°02′58″E / 51.46132°N 0.04955°E / 51.46132; 0.04955[1]
Racially motivated attack

Stephen Lawrence (13 September 1974 – 22 April 1993) was a black British teenager from Plumstead, southeast London. He was murdered in a racist attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall Road, Eltham on the 22 April 1993, when he was 18 years old.[2] The case caused changes of views on racism and the police. It also led to the partial end of the rule against double jeopardy. Two of the killers were convicted of murder on 3 January 2012.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Macpherson, William (24 February 1999). "THE MURDER OF STEPHEN LAWRENCE, Chapter 1". Official Documents Archive. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
  2. BBC News (1997). "Straw Announces Inquiry into Lawrence Murder". BBC News. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
  3. "Stephen Lawrence murder: A timeline of how the story unfolded". BBC, 7 March 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2013.