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Stephen Lawrence murder

Despite a criminal case, a private prosecution and an inquest, no-one has ever been convicted of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The racially motivated murder of this young black student and the subsequent bungling of the police investigation outraged the public and press alike.

Image from Daily Mail, 14 February 1997    
Daily Mail, 14 February 1997    
The British Library gratefully acknowledges the John Frost Newspaper Archive for permission to reproduce this front page.

The Daily Mail campaigned vigorously for Stephen Lawrence. They even formally accused five men of murder and invited them to sue them if this was wrong. No complaint was ever made.

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