Police chief 'pleased' for Stephen Lawrence family

 

The police chief leading the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry praised the victim's parents for bringing major changes "in society as a whole".

Acting Deputy Commissioner Cressida Dick said Scotland Yard was "very pleased for the family and those who loved Stephen" as she welcomed today's verdict.

"There have been several investigations over the last 18 years during which the Lawrence family have campaigned tirelessly for justice," she said.

Ms Dick added: "The Lawrence family were kept informed at all stages of the forensic review and subsequent re-investigation.

"We pay tribute to Mr and Mrs Lawrence's courage and dignity.

"They have contributed to major changes within policing, the law and society as a whole."

Ms Dick added: "The Lawrence family were kept informed at all stages of the forensic review and subsequent re-investigation.

"We pay tribute to Mr and Mrs Lawrence's courage and dignity.

"They have contributed to major changes within policing, the law and society as a whole."

PA