Home Secretary mulls fresh Lawrence inquiry
The Home Office has confirmed that Theresa May is considering ordering a new public inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
Doreen Lawrence has called on the Home Secretary to order a second public inquiry into the police investigation of the murder of her son, who was killed by a racist gang 19 years ago. It follows allegations that police corruption may have shielded the gang that murdered Lawrence.
In the Commons today, Home Office minister James Brokenshire said: “The Metropolitan Police are currently carrying out an internal review into these corruption allegations and we await their findings.
"I would like to reassure members of this House that my Right Honourable friend is treating these issues with the utmost seriousness.
"She is currently considering her decision and has offered to meet Doreen Lawrence to discuss these issues further."
Mr Brokenshire was responding to an Urgent Question by Labour’s Clive Efford.