Mr Lawrence spoke out after the memorial plaque, located at the bus stop in Eltham, south east London, where his 18-year-old son was stabbed to death in April 1993, was found covered in white paint and chipped in an apparent attempt to erase Stephen's name. He said: "Of course we're upset about the damage but at the end of the day the memorial stone is a stone; my son was flesh and blood."
The attack on the stone comes just days before a major public inquiry is due to start into Stephen Lawrence's death.
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