Mother of murdered UK teen blasts police

2012-01-03 21:17

London - The mother of murdered black British teenager Stephen Lawrence says she is still angry with the police for dragging her family through nearly two decades of agony.

On Tuesday a jury found two white men guilty of murdering Lawrence in a brutal racist stabbing that shocked Britain almost two decades ago.

Efforts to prosecute Lawrence's killers were marred by bungled evidence-gathering and, as a later inquiry determined, racist attitudes within the police.

Following the verdict Lawrence's mother Doreen said she was relieved that the men "can no longer think that they can murder and get away with it".

Speaking outside the court, she said that "mixed with relief is anger, anger that me and my family were put through 18 years of grief and uncertainty".

  • Miriam - 2012-01-04 08:17

    hi guys ....have we became so insensitive to another persons pain at having losted a loved one........put yourself in her place......18 yrs is a long time to wait for justice...

  • Cosmos O'Ndebele - 2012-01-04 09:03

    I hpe never again!!!

  • Grant - 2012-01-04 13:54

    Ten comments? I only read two, have eight been deleted? The parents have already been paid compensation by the police. Have they blown it and now want some more?

      Greg - 2012-01-04 14:30

      A cynical attitude can hide alot. Racism ..... stupidism .....

  • Robin - 2012-01-04 14:39

    Grant , does compensation bring back their son ...... stupid twat !!

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