Open hearing on Stephen Lawrence

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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.