Open hearing on Stephen Lawrence

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The Independent Online
Members of the public will be allowed to attend the preliminary hearing for the inquiry into the murder of the black teenager Stephen Lawrence, who was stabbed to death at a bus stop in south London.

The hearing will take place at 10.30am on Wednesday 8 October and will be held by Sir William Macpherson of Cluny, a former High Court judge, at Woolwich Public Hall, Woolwich, south-east London.

The purpose of the hearing is to explain the procedures of the inquiry and to consider whether legal representation at the inquiry should be publicly funded.

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