Police set to close investigation into Stephen Lawrence murder


Police will close the investigation into the Stephen Lawrence murder if new witnesses do not come forward after the screening of a BBC documentary next week.

A Met statement released on Wednesday said that without new information the investigation into the 1993 murder was “unlikely to progress”.

Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death on April 22, 1993 at a bus stop in Eltham. Chris Le Pere, the senior investigator, said: “We understand that 25 years is a poignant anniversary of the tragedy of the murder of Stephen, and our thoughts remain very much with those who loved him, and feel his loss.

“With the anniversary and airing of a documentary, Stephen: The Murder That Changed A Nation, there is still the opportunity for someone who knows what happened that night to have a conscience and come forward. I would say to you, it is never too late to do the right thing.

“We continue to speak to Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Dr Neville Lawrence to update them on the current Met position.”

Gary Dobson and David Norris were convicted of the murder in 2012.

Call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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