IN 1993 Stephen Lawrence was brutally murdered while waiting for a bus near his home in Eltham in an attack by a gang of youths.A new BBC series looked in detail at the infamous killing which shocked a nation - here is what we know... Who is Duwayne Brooks? Duwayne Brooks was born on Spetember 27, 1974. He was a close friend of Stephen Lawrence, 18, and was with him on the night he was murdered. Duwayne became a Councillor for the Lib Dems in Lewisham in 2009. He is contesting for Mayor of Lewisham in the May 3, 2018, elections as an Independent. Duwayne as awarded an OBE in 2015 for public and political service. Was Duwayne Brooks with Stephen Lawrence when he was murdered? Brooks said he saw his friend struck twice by two different weapons in an attack by men who had shouted racial abuse at them in 1993. When Stephen collapsed, Duwayne frantically tried to stop cars and called the emergency services, but his friend died from his injuries. In the BBC's Stephen: The Murder … [Read more...] about Who is Duwayne Brooks? Stephen Lawrence’s friend who was with the teenager when he was murdered in 1993
THE mother of Stephen Lawrence recently told police to end their probe into her son's death, 25 years after the teenager was stabbed and killed in a racially motivated attack. But who are Doreen and Neville Lawrence, are they still married and where are they now? Here is what we know about the parents of the tragic 18-year-old. Who are Stephen Lawrence's parents Doreen and Neville Lawrence? Doreen was born in Jamaica in 1952 and emigrated to England at the age of nine. She completed her education in South East London, before becoming a bank worker. Born ten years earlier, Neville also moved to Britain from Jamaica and worked initially as a handyman and decorator. The couple met when Doreen was just 17, and they wed in 1972. Together they had three children - Stephen, Stuart and Georgina. The couple was propelled into the public eye after their son Stephen was fatally stabbed at a bus stop in South East London in 1993. Their tireless campaigning led to reforms in policing and brought … [Read more...] about Who are Stephen Lawrence’s parents Doreen and Neville Lawrence, where are they now and are they still married?
STEPHEN Lawrence's brother says he still lives in fear of his older brother's killers. On the 25th anniversary of his brother's murder Stuart Lawrence, 41, said he "worries" the thugs who stabbed his brother to death know where he lives. After years of tirelessly campaigning for the rest of the gang to be brought to justice the 41-year-old said he fears retaliation from the thugs. Talking to the Daily Star on Sunday he said: "My mum worries about me lots and I worry about myself. Before it was just myself that I had to worry about, you go through a stage of immortality, but the older I get, I worry. I’m fearful. "These people have now got families of their own, they've got extended family. I don't know what they look like, they know what we look like." In the aftermath of his brother's death Stuart said his family suffered a number of threats including his dad's car being vandalised prompting them to move out of their family home. Today marks 25 years since 18-year-old … [Read more...] about Stephen Lawrence’s brother Stuart reveals he still lives in fear of his older sibling’s killers
STEPHEN Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt is living the high life in celebrity hotspot Marbella. The 41-year-old fugitive — named as one of a five-strong racist gang who attacked him — is related to Towie’s Elliott Wright and has been spotted at bars frequented by show stars. Elliott, who runs Olivia’s La Cala bar in the Spanish resort, is married to Acourt’s cousin Sadie Stuart, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Elliott is also the cousin of TV presenter and ex-Towie star Mark Wright. Sources say Acourt has been at Elliott’s bar, though there is no suggestion the 38-year-old has helped harbour him. One added: “Acourt is enjoying the very lively nightlife. He rears his head every once in a while even though he knows cops are looking for him. MOST READ IN UK NEWSNOWHERE TO HIDE GCHQ warns that Russian hackers CAN breach British security systems THAI JAIL HELL Charity worker reveals he feared being raped when locked up in Thai prison BEAST BELOW … [Read more...] about Stephen Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt seen ‘living high life’ in Marbella at his Towie relative’s bar
0 Have your say THE 25th anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence on April 22, 1993, comes at a time when we recently marked two other anniversaries over recent weeks. The first was on April 4, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. The other came yesterday when Enoch Powell delivered his notorious ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech. The night before his assassination, Martin Luther King made a speech where he spoke of the death threats, fire-bombings, imprisonment and attacks that he had received for speaking out against racism and segregation in America. He spoke about the bravery and fearlessness that would be required for a change to occur. He ended that speech by acknowledging that he might not live to see the day but that the day would come. Dr King’s murder the following day brought about a seismic change in America at the time and despite the work that has still to be done the country rightly honours the legacy of Martin … [Read more...] about John Sentamu: In Stephen Lawrence’s memory, we will defy racism