26 Jun 2023

New suspect named in Stephen Lawrence murder

Doreen Lawrence has expressed fury after the Metropolitan Police announced a significant new suspect in her son Stephen’s murder.

Baroness Lawrence said the man accused of leading the group of attackers towards her teenage son, named as Matthew White by the BBC, avoided capture because of failings by police.

Stephen Lawrence was 18 when he was murdered by a group of five or six racist attackers in south-east London, in 1993.